Health at Every Size dietitian Lindsay Stenovec shares why different life stages can be so triggering for food and body issues, how pregnancy and the postpartum period can affect our relationships with food, why we need to prioritize self-care for its own sake, why reflecting on your values and what you want out of life is so important for recovery from dieting and disordered eating, how she came to connect the concept of Health at Every Size with her interpretation of intuitive eating, how to navigate choices about self-presentation within the context of feminism, and lots more!
Lindsay Stenovec is an established leader in the field of nutrition for women and families. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA, called Nutrition Instincts®, where she and her associate dietitian provide nutrition counseling in the areas of eating disorders, intuitive eating, prenatal and postpartum wellness and family feeding coaching. Health at Every Size® is integrated into every area of her and her team’s work. In 2015, she founded The Nurtured Mama®, a body positive movement for moms and moms-to-be that cultivates body confidence, self-care and a healthy relationship with food, one mama at a time. Lindsay is also an adjunct faculty professor for a local San Diego community college, on the Wellness Advisory Panel for a children's food company and speaks regularly to professionals and parents on the topics of eating disorders, child feeding, maternal self-care, pregnancy and eating disorders and postpartum wellness. Lindsay lives in San Diego with her husband and 2-year old son. Find her online at NutritionInstincts.com.
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Puberty, anxiety, and the emergence of body shame
Lindsay’s experience with competitive and body-conscious sports like gymnastics
The feminine beauty ideal
The trans experience with eating disorders, body dysphoria, and body dysmorphia
Patriarchy, feminism, and critically thinking about our life choices
Preparing for the deep, profound changes that come with motherhood
The ways in which weight gain protects individuals going through menopause
The contradictions of being a mother alongside dealing with food issues and chronic dieting
Lindsay’s food and body struggles during her transition into college
The experience of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
The lack of intuitive eating education in dietetics programs
The arbitrary nature of calorie counts and serving sizes
Lindsay’s transition into work as an intuitive eating professional
The connection between intuitive eating and Health at Every Size
Diet culture, weight bias, and fatphobia
Body image struggles, disordered eating, and eating disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period
The importance of embodiment during times of body change
Vulnerability and community in the body peace and anti-diet journeys