About Joshua Burnett

Josh is a freelance writer and editor based in the Corvallis, Oregon area. He has a diverse and varied background as an Air Force officer, structural firefighter, professor, construction worker, retail manager, investigator, and author. He is an expert on the keto diet. When he isn't writing, he's normally reading or hanging out with his kids.

Seven Down, Six to Go!

2019-01-03T10:18:07-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Seven weeks down, six to go! I’m over the hump, so let’s check in! The Weight Loss I’m a few ounces shy of 20 pounds net weight loss, which means a couple of things. First, I’m still losing weight. Second, the rate of weight loss has slowed: I went from losing three pounds a week, [...]

Cleaning Your Arteries With Fat

2018-12-31T10:02:03-05:00By |News|

There’s a reason why health nuts eat avocados. Their mono- and polyunsaturated fats work wonders for the heart, helping to clear away plaque buildup that results from too much cholesterol and fat in the arteries. Not all fats are created equal, and there are some that can fight off disease and improve well-being. Heart-Healthy Fats [...]

Six Down, Seven to Go

2018-12-27T10:55:07-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Six weeks down, seven to go! We’ll count this as my halfway-point update, so I’ve included quite a bit of detail here. TLDR: keto is fantastic and working phenomenally well. The Weight Loss I’ve lost a total of 18.6 pounds, continuing to average a net loss of 3 pounds per week. This is delving into [...]

Weight Training Versus Cardio

2018-12-25T23:38:02-05:00By |GoingKeto|

The truth about fitness The fitness and weight-loss industries are plagued with myths, so let’s lay a solid foundation before we get into the nitty-gritty of the types of exercise you should choose. Arguably the single most important reality to understand about fitness is that it truly is a marathon, not a sprint. The maximum [...]

The Macros Mindset: What You Should Know

2018-12-20T11:51:45-05:00By |GoingKeto|

If you’ve done any reading about dieting and fitness, you’ve come across the term “macros.” What are these pervasive concepts and why do they matter? Macros are short for “macronutrients,” and the dictionary defines them as “any of the nutritional components of the diet that are required in relatively large amounts: protein, carbohydrates, and fat.” [...]

Five Down, Eight to Go!

2018-12-20T11:55:01-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Time flies when you’re having fun! Let’s see how I’m doing. The Weight Loss Net weight loss is at 15 pounds, so I’m staying on track. I dropped below 200 pounds this week, which is probably the first time in a decade I’ve seen a “1” as the first number on the scale. That’s a [...]

Building Muscle On Keto–Is It Impossible?

2018-12-20T11:57:05-05:00By |GoingKeto|

The standard approach to building muscle consists of this philosophy: inundate your system with carbs and protein, lift heavy things, and you’ll see results. It’s a proven strategy that works, but it comes at a cost. You typically have to go through two unique stages: bulking, where you add a lot of muscle (and a [...]

Four Down, Nine to Go!

2018-12-13T11:37:53-05:00By |GoingKeto|

It’s been a month! Time to check in on my progress. The Weight Loss Net weight loss is at 12 pounds, which means I’m averaging a loss of 3 pounds per week. This is a healthy, sustainable rate and means I’m on track to hit my weight loss goals. My body fat percentage has decreased [...]

Why Sleep is Crucial for Weight Loss

2018-12-12T22:52:08-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Arguably the single most overlooked factor in your health is sleep. The CDC reports that more than one-third of American adults are chronically sleep-deprived1, and that number increases to nearly half when Americans were asked if poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities over the past week2. Few people realize how far-reaching the consequences [...]

The Purge: Prepping For Keto

2018-12-11T15:06:58-05:00By |GoingKeto|

The background One of the most challenging things about breaking old habits and eating styles is that they’re ingrained within us, making relapse a constant concern. This is especially true when going from a typical carb-loaded Western diet to keto because it’s a complete rewiring of how we approach food. Although healthy, sustainable, and capable [...]

Three Down, Ten to Go!

2018-12-06T11:48:22-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Alright folks, here we are at the three-week mark. Let’s see how I’m doing. The Weight Loss Net weight loss is just over 9 lbs, which is a definite slow-down from previous weeks. One of the things that’s interesting, though, is that I’ve noticed greater changes in my body this week than I did when [...]

Hydration & Health

2018-12-11T15:09:01-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Why hydration is important Hydration is one of the most crucial cornerstones of weight loss for many reasons. Water allows you to burn calories efficiently, it flushes the byproducts of fat burning from your system, and it helps you differentiate between hunger, cravings, fatigue, stress, and thirst. Calories from drinks account for 21 percent of [...]

Going Sweet Without The Sugar

2019-02-11T14:49:58-05:00By |GoingKeto|

The sugar’s gotta go! The first casualty of your keto journey should be processed sugar. Other forms of carbs may have redeeming factors such as starch, vitamins, and minerals, but plain sugar is a recipe for lousy health—period. This is something that quite a few people are waking up to: consumers are demanding less sugar [...]

Two Down, Eleven to Go!

2018-11-29T11:04:10-05:00By |GoingKeto|

I’m two weeks down on GoingKeto, and it’s time to check in! The Weight Loss Net weight loss is at a solid eight lbs. I managed to make it through Thanksgiving without wrecking my diet, although I will admit that I didn’t stick to my portion control as well as I should have. The more [...]

Prepping for a New Workout Routine

2019-02-11T14:54:22-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Getting your mindset right Getting back into the gym after a long absence (or starting for the first time) can be an intimidating experience. Everyone wants to look like a god or goddess when they’re working out: those sleek, tanned, people with perfectly formed bodies who are just knocking it out of the park. Unfortunately, [...]

One Down, Twelve to Go!

2019-02-11T14:52:55-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Well, one week down and twelve to go: it’s time for an update on GoingKeto! The Weight Loss I stayed on track with my macros and saw daily progress, losing just shy of 6 lbs this week. That’s mostly water weight, of course: each gram of glycogen stored in your body retains 3-4 grams of [...]

Transitioning Onto Keto

2018-11-20T13:45:56-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Going keto is a pretty significant adjustment for most people, and it can be downright drastic for some. Giving yourself an honest evaluation is the best way to manage your expectations: how does your current diet compare to a low-carb, high-fat regimen? If they’re relatively similar, you’ll experience an easier transition; if you’re all about [...]

Setting SMART Goals

2018-11-16T10:30:37-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Setting SMART Goals Goals are incredibly important: if you don't know where you want to go, you'll likely never get there. The best way to set goals is to use the SMART construct: Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-bound An example of a nonspecific goal would be to “lose weight” or “get in better shape.” You could lose [...]

What GoingKeto is All About

2018-11-15T16:50:04-05:00By |GoingKeto|

Hello, everyone! If you’ve spent any time on Tasteaholics or SoNourished, you might have seen my name. I’m the Editor-In-Chief of our news sections and have been around for nearly a year now (my, how time flies!). Arguably the coolest aspect of my job is that I get to read about the benefits of the ketogenic [...]

The Incredible Benefits of Coconut Oil

2018-09-26T13:20:51-04:00By |Diet & Weight Loss, Health and Fitness|

Overall Benefits Coconut oil has an astounding number of beneficial properties and has been the subject of intense medical and scientific study. In fact, more than 2,000 peer-reviewed studies have been conducted on the health benefits of coconut oil1; the ones we’ve cited below are just a few of them. This shouldn’t come as any [...]