After years of primarily following the ketogenic diet, Briana Culberson and her family have recently made a major change to their eating habits.
“We had to pivot from keto to a clean, whole foods diet to help one of our sons with some new medical shtuff,” Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter wrote in the caption of a January 11 Instagram post. “Our focus is on nutrient dense, clean food. Mostly animal based.”
Briana explained the family’s “meals nowadays” consist of primarily “meat (mainly grass fed/grass finished beef) eggs, fruit, raw dairy, organic rice, sourdough bread, [and] some vegetables (limiting a lot of veggies to avoid gut irritation — look up defense chemicals in veggies and gut issues).”
“I’ve gotten some weird criticism about what we’re eating. It’s become so normalized to eat poorly. (I’m very guilty of that in the past — and was oddly enough insanely sick),” she continued. “I’m the healthiest I’ve been since I was 16 years old. My child is healing. Someone may be criticizing my simple nutrient dense meal as ‘too boring’ or ‘repetitive’ while eating highly inflammatory seed oils, drive thru chicken sandwiches with over 30 ingredients, food dyes, high fructose corn syrup, processed sugars.”
Noting that “perfection is never the goal” and “impossible,” Briana noted, “being intentional with our food choices is most important.”
“We ordered pizza as a family last week and all snuggled on the couch and watched football. Then most of us had gut issues for days,” she shared. “It’s ok, it’s a process and our focus is on our overall wellness. I will do ANYTHING for my [four] children to have a better healthier life.”
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