Why my orders at restaurants are often weird / by John DeVries

A low carbohydrate, Ketogenic diet might be the best way to avoid chronic disease, enhance performance, and maintain favorable body composition (an appropriate ratio of muscle to fat).

http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/

Support

1. I was a personal trainer for about 3 years; I helped a few dozen people lose weight and get really strong. Consequently, I've experimented a lot in this area on both myself and others.

2. Insulin is a hormone in your body that transports glucose (sugar) into your cells so that they can use it for energy. 

http://www.mayoclinic.org/hyperinsulinemia/expert-answers/faq-20058488

http://biomed.brown.edu/Courses/BI108/BI108_2002_Groups/pancstems/stemcell/insulin_glucagon.htm

3. Excessive Insulin maintained over the course of your life is pretty bad. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21281021

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/76/5/911.full

4. Excess Insulin occurs, commonly, as a result of eating too many carbohydrates (fruits, potatoes, grains, vegetables, sugar). Some people's physiology handles carbohydrate intake better than others.

http://everydaypaleo.com/sugar-insulin-resistance-and-fat-loss-by-jason-seib/

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms-causes/dxc-20169861

5. Restricting carbohydrate intake might be the single best way to improve your health, extend your life, and purge yourself of undesirable, excessive body fat.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0708681

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/8-reasons-why-low-carb-diets-actually-work/#axzz43TklMfrN

6. The Ketogenic Diet involves eating little to no carbohydrates, thus avoiding all the issues listed above.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis

7. There are likely a lot of other benefits to using ketones (instead of glucose/sugar) as your primary fuel source.

http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/11/03/dominic-dagostino/

Conclusion

Ketosis probably isn't for everyone. In fact, there's probably a certain % of the human population what would actually feel and perform worse eating this way. That said, it seems to work pretty fantastic for me. My weight is managed. I feel great. I'm more focused. I don't get super tired after lunch. Try it out, then draw your conclusions.