Ive been vegan for the past maybe 6 months and I was HOPING that I would have lost weight by now. I didnt go vegan for health reasons (though the is definitely a perk) but, you know, I know veganism cuts out a lot of unhealthy animal fats and cholesterol and forces you to eat more veggies so I thought it might help! I cut out soda and avoid sugars. I went oil free a few months ago even! Buuut im still stuck at 230lbs. The other factor is definitely my birth control. I had an IUD for about three years and gained almost a hundred pounds on it. Went from normal to obese in a matter a months. And when I had it removed I lost 7 pounds in literally one week. It was kinda freaky. BUT I have endometriosis so I have to be on it or face the painful consequences. The good news is, even though Im overweight I seem to be pretty healthy. Excellent blood pressure, low cholesterol, not anemic, and all my levels seem to be normal. Its just that DAMNED weight! Thankfully, I DID go to a nutritionist a few days ago and their recommendation was to replace starch and wheat based carbs with protein, particularly beans. The issue? I hate beans. Theyre like little waxy balls willed with sand. Ick. Tofu is ok and so is hummus but i cant just eat that with every meal (and tofu isnt very filling) So now that the intro is out of the way, heres my actual question: How the hell do I make beans not taste like crap? And are there any other weight loss recommendations people have?