Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery in Sport with F.L.Y Movement’s Megan Marshall

Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery in Sport with F.L.Y Movement’s Megan Marshall

April 26, 2019


 Megan Marshall, co-founder of the F.L.Y Movement joins us to share her journey of recovery as a collegiate athlete, what helped her and why she started the Movement.


  • Megan shares her own story of being a collegiate athlete, the transition from being a high school runner to a collegiate athlete and some of the struggles she had.
  • Recovery is not perfect, and everyone has their own story of recovery. Megan surrounded herself with family, her teammates and an outpatient team that was beneficial. For her, recovery is never-ending.
  • Megan found that creating freedom with her schedule and listening to her body’s needs, incorporating different sports and activities beneficial in her recovery.
  • The F.L.Y Movement was started by Megan to share her story and create transparency about eating disorder in sport at Universities and organizations.


You Know She’s Legit:

Megan E. Marshall, M.Ed., is the Business Core Administrator in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. She is also the co-founder of the F.L.Y. Movement (Fuel. Love. You.). They seek to provide educational workshops to cultivate safe spaces for athletic teams to discuss body image, sport, and performance. Their mission is to create transparency in the way you think and talk about body image and eating disorders in athletics.

Marshall began her time at Penn State as a Division 1 student-athlete on the track and field team. She was a Big Ten Medalist in the Distance Medley Relay, a Big Ten Scorer in the 800 meters, and a member of the Penn State school record-setting Distance Medley Relay team in 2007.

Marshall has worked in academic advising since her return to the university in 2012. Along with advising undergraduate students she has been a part of many wellness efforts on campus such as: The Body Project, a dissonance-based body acceptance intervention program & Stand For State, Penn State’s bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. She has also collaborated with multiple stakeholders across campus and presented at the DUS Advising Conference on Mental Health on College Campuses.

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Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.”

Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.”

April 19, 2019

Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.


  • Sports came out of a tough choice to either participate in a sport after school or go to Juvenile Detention.
  • Sally choose wrestling as an outlet for her anger, getting along with the opposite gender and how to walk with confidence.
  • Confronting challenges head-on was a way to not give others power.
  • You may see gender but what you need to see is we are all athletes
  • As a physical & emotional outlet for her depression joined the military
  • During her time in Afghanistan became impacted by how little girls enamored American women.
  • Created Wrestle like a Girl to be an advocate for lil girls
  • Teaching the sport of wrestling to show women the world is theirs
  • Working with high schools to bring more sanctioned opportunities for girls to wrestle.
  • There needs to be a culture shift that girls can wrestle girls OR equality that girls can wrestle regardless.
  • Has found that the opportunity generates the interest.
  • Spreading the word through empowerment camps.
  • Teaching safeguards to let female athletes know what their rights are.


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Sally Roberts is a former elite wrestler, Army soldier, sport psychology consultant and founder of Wrestle Like A Girl™ nonprofit organization. Sally was a resident at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center for eight years during which she was a 3-time national champion, 2003 World Cup Champion, 2003 & 2005 World Bronze Medalist, and a 2008 Olympic Alternate. She served 6 years in the Army as a Special Operations soldier where she volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan. She was also a member of the Army’s prestigious World Class Athlete Program and represented both the U.S. Army and Team USA in elite athletic competitions. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and a Master of Arts degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from University of the Rockies. She has a certification in nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In 2016, Sally founded the nonprofit organization Wrestle Like A Girl, Inc.® on the premise that girls can do anything and that through sport can realize their full potential. Sally received the 2016 Women in Sport Award on behalf of United World Wrestling and the International Olympic Committee. She is a board member of USA Wrestling, the United States Olympic Committee Youth Development Working Group, and the Association for Applied Sports Psychology. She is an athlete ambassador for TrueSport, the grassroots organization for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Sally spoke at the United Nations ‘Global Good’ summit and participated in the Global Goals World Cup activist soccer tournament on Team Sports Equality Enforcers promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Sally and Wrestle Like A Girl were featured on Megyn Kelly’s Today show and named USA Wrestling ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2018.


Sick Enough with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

Sick Enough with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani

April 12, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani returns to the show to discuss her new book Sick Enough: A Guide to the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders


  • Dr. G shares helpful concepts that she uses throughout the book, such as the caveperson brain, our overall biological drive, and adaptation to keep us alive when we are struggling with disordered eating.
  • “I’m not sick enough” is a statement that we hear with those that are struggling with disordered eating. We explore the beliefs around this statement in regards to seeking help with an eating disorder and caring for ourselves.
  • The mind-body connection exists in us all, and we have to begin listening to emotions that are coming out in our physical body. The medical system silos body and soul and tends to want to get to the root of it vs the need for comfort and talking through things.
  • We explore what needs to be changed in the healthcare system to prevent, diagnosis and treat disordered eating.

So you know she is legit:

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. From 2008 to 2016, she was one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, the nation’s top medical stabilization center for adults with eating disorders who are too medically compromised to receive care in a mental health setting. She left as its Medical Director to found the Gaudiani Clinic, which provides superb outpatient medical care to patients of all genders with eating disorders and disordered eating and to those in recovery. The Gaudiani Clinic embraces treating people of all shapes and sizes. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-disciplinary approach, the Clinic cares for the whole person, in the context of their values.

Dr. Gaudiani has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in the scientific literature as well as on blogs, as the only internist. Dr. Gaudiani is one of the very few outpatient internists in the US who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation and is also a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders.

To Find Out more about Dr. Gaudiani and the Gaudiani Clinic go to:

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Want to hear more of Dr. Gaudiani? here is the link to our first interview!

Is Your Energy Aligning to Your Values with Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani




Sumner Brooks creator of EDRD Pro shares on PHIT for a Queen

Sumner Brooks creator of EDRD Pro shares on PHIT for a Queen

April 5, 2019

Sumner Brooks creator of EDRD Pro shares on PHIT for a Queen “It is the behaviors that create the health outcome, not the weight that creates Health At Every Size.“


  • What is HAES? Heath At Every Size
  • Found that if she was going to focus on weight loss as a solution it felt wrong.
  • While Body positivity may be a trend the harm that those in larger bodies have experienced is not a trend.
  • HAES is a way of living centered around well-being, not size.
  • HAES is delivering the same care to everybody.
  • Health is not a guarantee.
  • Humans are hard-wired to believe common sense over science.
  • People will do anything to avoid bullying including weight.
  • Created EDRD PRO to bring high-quality education to those anywhere, anytime.


Where you can find Sumner & her EDRD Pro:

Savvy Girl- A guide to Eating


 So you know she is legit:

Sumner is a registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist who has been working as an outpatient counselor with clients on all levels of the disordered eating spectrum for over 10 years.

Sumner’s work currently focuses on supporting and educating new and established dietitians with integrating a weight-inclusive approach into their practices and creating resources to improve skills for the identification and treatment of eating disorders. In 2014 Sumner published Savvy Girl: A Guide To Eating available now on Amazon. She wrote and published this book in collaboration with a client to provide readers with both the counselor and client perspective.

This non-diet living handbook written around the Intuitive Eating model, helps people get away from chronic dieting and learn Intuitive Eating. Sumner is enthusiastic about disseminating a weight-neutral approach for health and chronic disease management to reduce oppression and stigma for people living in larger bodies.

Other special interests include Binge Eating Disorder and Intuitive Eating in the treatment of disordered eating. Sumner’s most formative Influencer in the field is the one and only, Elyse Resch! One of the Original Intuitive Eating Pro’s and co-author of the book Intuitive Eating, Elyse has been a mentor and friend who has impacted Sumner’s work, beliefs and counseling style greatly. Sumner has studied under the supervision of Elyse since 2011.

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