Welcome MOM2 almost a baseball team of kids.
I have changed the tracker to reflect my target macro ratios, but I also ignore it too, so whatever works for you - those are just guidelines.
The reality of Paleo is that it is an n=1 experiment, everybody is different and we each have to find our own sweet spot. Paleo is a framework, some of the authors are OK with legumes, others not, same with dairy, grass-fed raw seems best, but it is really up to each of us to test and find out what works.
It seems for many the benefits that come from a Paleo/Primal style plan is an increase in insulin sensitivity and a lessening of unhealthy insulin spikes. This is partly a function of eating fewer processed carbs (I think there are other systemic changes going on as well).
Sprouted grains are typically considered better than other grains, however, wheat and grains can be problematic.
If you want more information on grains, and wheat specifically, read the book Wheat Belly. The author presents well researched information that explains a lot about why/how wheat interacts with our bodies to make us fatter.
Also, it seems whole wheat flour is worse for us as there are anti-nutrients in the fiber that restrict the bio-availability of other nutrients. Sounds complex, but once you do some reading, it makes sense.
All the best on your journey to being healthier.
Edited by: EGALITAIRE at: 6/29/2012 (10:11)
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