Thanks for commenting on my ongoing Paleo blog. I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds it overwhelming! There are so many twists on it in the name of "ancestral eating". I just don't buy into all of the hoopla. And coconut oil. Don't get me started on that, lol.
It seems we are on similar paths. I have increased my fat intake slightly and cut the grains to minimal while making sure my carbs come from freggies and my post-run oatmeal. I'm going to start reading the Metabolic Effect blog you mentioned. Most of what I have gleaned from all of the Paleo type diets has more to do with managing insulin response. I have lost 5 pounds in the last few months by making those small changes in macronutrients and kicking the wheat to the curb. I still eat oats and brown rice. For the most part I follow the nutrition guidelines from my dietician, except now I make sure I eat the fat servings for the meal and I don't eat the whole wheat bread. Still working on it and will continue to post about what I learn through this experience.