I notice most use rice, pasta, and/or potatoes as their staples on this lifestyle but hardly do I see them include beans, especially chickpeas. Why is this? The kind I eat have 2g of fat per 110 calories at 25 mg sodium... If I have 4 servings of these chickpeas for dinner, I'd still be having less than 10 g of fat at 440 cals.
I concur with what some others have said about protein.
Also, beans are high in anti nutrients such as oxalate acid that may cause medical and or digestive upsets in some people.
I have a damaged kidney and eating beans is not recommended at this point.
Besides that, I never developed a taste for them. I would rather have sweet juicy fruits or a banana any day.