anyway, long story short, the basic pillars of nutrition for me:
about 70% of my diet is veg. i focus on green leafies, with different carbs sources like carrots and winter squashes, and avocado and coconut for fat. for fruit, i consume a lot of grapefruit, but avoid the higher sugar fruits. i also make batches of my own kimchee once a month or so, which act as an inexpensive veg staple for me.
with the exception of rice, i don't consume much if any grain. it sucks that i love beer so much... i miss it, and if i give in at any time, it's usually for a beer.
my biggest protein source is probably free-range eggs, or fish. i eat a lot of tilapia just because i'm pretty poor at the moment... though once i'm better off financially i'll source something better. i'll eat meat often enough, (not quite every day), but can't afford to have a whole buffalo on hand at all times like the paleo guys would suggest.
i avoid sugar, but godammit i need my maple syrup. i use stevia to sweeten things like shakes or hot chocolate.
dairy is something i'm experimenting with. i pretty much stopped drinking milk and consuming cheese, or most any dairy beside grass-fed butter. i'm adding it back into my diet to see how if affects my digestive tract, and perhaps more importantly, cognitive function. if anything can improve my mental performance, that's arguably a better reason to pursue it than stomach health.