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Legumes are a great source of protein and fiber. Whole grains are important, but it is wise to vary them, mixing wheat, oats, barley, rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, etc. Most people end up using the first 3 which is fine, however many people have sensitivities to grains containing gluten (often they are unaware of this fact until they get very sick), so it's wise to vary them.
In response to the post above this regarding a very low carb diet, be careful. Do your research because long term consumption low in carbs can cause a lot of problems. First one, the brain functions solely on burning carbs. Two, overconsumption of protein (red meat and seafood) can led to gout in men which is extremely painful. Three, not every diet works the same for everyone.
If I were you, I'd keep a food diary of EVERYTHING that you eat for a week including portion sizes, times of day, and how you felt after eating the meal. Then you have a map of what you are consuming and when. This will give you some idea of where you can then tweak your dietary plan. Especially when you are noticing that certain meals with certain ingredients make you feel bad, ie. sluggish, tired, sick to your stomach, etc. Those foods/meals may not be agreeing with your system and would best be replaced by something that makes you feel good.