Category: MEDA

Fatphobia is probably something you’ve heard about but didn’t have a name for.

Fatphobia is probably something you’ve heard about but didn’t have a name for.Written by Meagan Gunnip, Graduate Clinical Intern and Clinical Support Specialist It is no secret that our society can be judgmental, competitive, and appearance-obsessed. So it’s no surprise that people in bigger bodies can be treated poorly. Most people are probably aware of… Read more »

How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally

How to be an LGBTQ+ Ally written by undergradaute intern Emily deBettencourt You may have noticed the word “ally” is being used more and more these days, but you might not know exactly what being an ally means. Webster’s dictionary defines ally as a verb: “to unite or form a connection or relation between: to… Read more »

Miracle Diets

Miracle Diets Written by Meagan Gunnip, Graduate Clinical Intern and Clinical Support Specialist Miracle diets. You’ve probably heard of them, and maybe you’ve even tried one. A miracle diet is that sneaky ad you see in the grocery store that promises to change your life right now. Diets often promise a boost in confidence, self-love,… Read more »

Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle?

Is it Binge Eating Disorder (BED) or are you stuck in a vicious cycle? Written by Graduate Clinical Intern and Clinical Support Specialist, Meagan Gunnip Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrollable eating, typically not followed by compensatory behaviors. People often get confused and believe that if they are engaging… Read more »

Mindful & Intuitive Eating for BED Recovery

Mindful & Intuitive Eating for BED Recovery Written by MEDA undergraduate intern, Stephanie Wall  Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the United States (NEDA, 2018). About 3.5% of American women, 2% of American men, and 1.6% of American adolescents currently suffer from BED (ED Referral, 2018). It is characterized by… Read more »