Meet Lindsay

Photo of Lindsay Stenovec, owner of Nutrition Instincts San Diego Nutrition Therapy

Lindsay is the best. The compassion she showed me as her client is unparalleled in her field. By accepting me she helped me accept myself. The fact that she still wished to help me even after our sessions ended attests to her dedication to her purpose to inspire women to love their bodies and make peace with food. I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to meet a healthcare provider that cares so much, and trust me I’ve met a lot of healthcare providers.

Picking up the phone to call Lindsay and set up my first appointment was the best decision I ever made. After years of trying to make peace with food on my own and failing, seeing Lindsay changed everything. I finally feel like I’m changing for the better.

Lindsay is patient, positive and passionate about her clients!

Thank you for pushing me when I wanted to give up. I am going to miss you a lot [when I move] but I will never forget your compassion and willingness to help with my recovery.

If you are looking for a caring and compassionate dietician who will help you find a healthier relationship with food, please, save yourself the trouble of trial and error, and go to Lindsay at Nutrition Instincts! I’m so proud of the progress I have made. I’m no longer rigid with my food, I eat the things I enjoy, and for the first time in my life, I’m playing with my food, trying new recipes, and ignoring the calorie counts that ruled my life for so long. My relationship with food right now is the healthiest it’s been in my whole life!

Lindsay Stenovec, MS, RD, CEDRD-S, CLEC


Hello! I’m Lindsay Stenovec and I’m the Principal Registered Dietitian and owner of Nutrition Instincts® San Diego Nutrition Therapy. My team and I provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness, diabetes, and family feeding coaching (including ARFID). We run a weight inclusive practice in alignment with Health at Every Size® principles. As a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor I strive to provide San Diego residents with evidence-informed, weight inclusive care for those suffering from eating disorders and various levels of disordered eating due to dieting. In 2015, I founded an online nutrition resource and coaching program for moms – Intuitive Eating Moms, which includes a body positive podcast, Embodied and Well Mom Show, and a wellness membership that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food for moms and families. I received my undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, completed my dietetic internship at California State University, Long Beach and completed my Master’s in Science degree in Nutritional Science at San Diego State University.

I speak regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, intuitive eating, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders, and postpartum wellness. As an approved supervisor (CEDRD-S) with the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), I offer professional supervision to Registered Dietitians and perinatal professionals.

My previous roles that continue to inform my current work included providing medical nutrition therapy for gestational diabetes, consulting for the government Head Start Preschool Program, teaching as an adjunct professor at a community college and being the lead dietitian for a PHP and IOP adult and adolescent eating disorder program. I provide trauma-informed care and have counseling training in motivational interviewing, somatic nutrition therapy, internal family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy – which are therapy modalities that inform the care I provide and adapt for nutrition therapy purposes while remaining within a dietitian’s scope of practice. I thoroughly enjoy living in San Diego with my husband and 3 sweet and wild boys!

Professional Credentials and Certifications

Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian (CEDRD)
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN), # 1007650
Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences (MS)
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences (BS)
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
Certificated Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC)