‘RHOC’: Briana Culberson Says She’s ‘Never Been Healthier’ as She Prepares To Give Birth
Vicki Gunvalson‘s daughter Briana Culberson prepares to welcome her third child as she shares she feels healthier than ever.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum is already the grandmother to two of Culberson’s boys and the couple shared they will add another boy to their family. Culberson, who viewers saw deal with several health problems, shared she and her husband have been on the Keto diet plan for the last three years and haven’t felt better.
She’s continued with the program into her pregnancy and shared that this pregnancy has been her healthiest to date. “This is my 6th pregnancy, we have had 3 miscarriages,” she shared along with a photo, via her husband’s Instagram. “This is by far my healthiest pregnancy yet. With my other 2 boys I gained way too much weight than I’m comfortable with sharing, it’s embarrassing.
“I had the whole ‘I’m eating for 2 mindset’ and ‘I’ll just lose the weight after the baby’, although it never happened,” she continued. “I’ve only gained 30 lbs this pregnancy and have only bought 1 pair of maternity pants and 1 pair of maternity shorts. Other than that I am still in my same clothing I was in prior to my pregnancy at my lowest weight.”
Briana Culberson’s doctors are closely monitoring her health
Culberson reminded readers she isn’t taking her health lightly. “Everybody is unique and everyone’s health is different,” she wrote. “I have a lot of health problems including lupus and a clotting disorder, among other medical diagnoses and am followed by a team of doctors at a university medical center that work well and communicate with one another. Ask your doctor if keto is right for you and your pregnancy journey.”
“My team of doctors have all told me that it is healthy for ME to continue the ketogenic diet throughout this pregnancy,” she added. “Ryan and I have been keto for almost 3 years. It’s become a lifestyle and we don’t stress over counting macros or calories. We don’t track anything other than our ketone levels using a keto mojo blood ketone meter. We aim to stay under 20g net carbs per day just by using mental math.”
“For me personally I don’t want to obsess about what I’m eating or track too much because I will become consumed by it,” she remarked. “I do my best to eat the healthiest i can at every meal. Focus on low carb/low sugar, eat veggies with every meal, and avoid processed foods.”
Adding, “Yes every meal isn’t perfect and I’m not perfect, but I’m doing the best I can and I’ve never been healthier!”
She’s also treated herself during pregnancy
The couple also has an Instagram account dedicated to their Keto lifestyle. “Last full week of pregnancy! Had a cheat meal for brunch at our favorite restaurant on this beautiful fall afternoon,” Culberson shared along with a photo of her meal.
“After a cheat meal we’ll go right back to keto so we don’t get carried away,” she wrote. “Tips we’ve figured out for after a cheat meal: drink a ton of water, fast as long as you can, and go right back into eating clean keto. We’ll typically be back into ketosis by tomorrow morning, but in the beginning a cheat meal would kick us out of ketosis for about 1 week.”