Clean Eating and Breaking Up with Vegan with Carrie Forrest

Clean Eating with Carrie Forrest

Once upon a time I was a vegan, a vegan for all the wrong reasons. I used this label to restrict my diet, I used this label to support my bulimia and I literally allowed this label to not only restrict what I ate but my life as well.

When I met Carrie Forrest via Instagram I really resonated with her story beyond what I could even imagine. In saying this I ask that you tune in to hear both of our stories on our journey to freeing ourselves from the restriction around “dieting” and labeling one’s diets. With January around the corner, it is easy to fall into the trap of finding the latest diet “that works” instead of tuning into what works for you and your body. I invite you to take a listen and hear both of our takes on diets and labels. If you struggle with health, nutrition, and food sensitivities, this episode will resonate with your stories on the comfort, security, and boundaries in labeling one’s diet.

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What to do when dieting spirals into massively restrictive eating habits
  • How food sensitivities and boundaries don’t have to be a label
  • What it’s really like to break up with a title
  • Learn what it was like to build the self-confidence to stand by decisions, the perils of losing friends in the process, and the authenticity of new friendships formed along the way
  • How food sensitivities are not always the end of your chocolate-loving life 

Questions I Ask:

  • Let’s talk about your journey from veganism to clean eating advocate?
  • What did it feel like removing the vegan label from yourself?
  • What does clean eating now mean to you?
  • Tell us a story of how sharing your journey inspired you
  • What are some choices that you’ve made that have made you who you are?
  • Morning rituals?
  • What does Fit, Fierce and Fabulous mean to you..
  • How can we get in contact with you..

Listen to the Episode:

Learn More About Carrie Forrest:

Carrie Forrest is the creator of the popular blog, Clean Eating Kitchen, where she shares easy and creative gluten- and dairy-free recipes. Carrie is also the host of the recently launched Clean Eating for Women podcast, designed to inform and inspire women to take control over their health. 

Carrie Forrest has masters degrees in both business administration and public health nutrition. More importantly, Carrie is a woman who has used real food and a balanced lifestyle to manage a variety of health conditions, including autoimmune disease, panic attacks, chronic migraines, and thyroid cancer. 

Connect with Carrie Forrest:

Clean Eating Kitchen: 



Clean Eating Every Day e-cookbook: 


So I wanna know…

  • Have you experienced labeling yourself and breaking up with that label?
  • What did you think of the episode?

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  • Maliha Mannan

    This is awesome. I know people often make a decision for the wrong reasons and then feel miserable. So much guilt follow when they try to reverse it. I have heard of a vegan blogger who started eating meat again for health reasons and received so much hate in the process. I’m sure this post will help many who are trying to get rid of this label.

  • Crystal Marie

    Super interesting. I’m not sure how people do the vegan diet in the first place. That’s definitely someone with self control.

  • Jeanette Humphries Radmall

    I totally did that too! Oh I’m a Vegan…i totally was not! I just wanted the excuse to not be able to enjoy food. I don’t do that any more! You are so inspiring sharing your journey to help others!

    • Thank you Jeanette! I love that you are SO open about your journey it helps me be more open to sharing!

  • Christie Moeller

    Oh my gosh this was such a great podcast! I’m an anxiety eater.- and I ALWAYS have anxiety LOL.

    xoxo Christie

    • Use breathing techniques for anxiety to calm you down before you eat, this helps so much!

  • marissa

    This is such a great post! I definitely am an anxiety and hormone eater – 😉


  • Lauren Parry

    This is such a great and informative post!

  • Aoife Tobin

    Love the post!!! Such good ideas xxx Thanks xx

  • You could try drinking tea, this is one of the biggest tips I give my clients and it helps so much!