Stefani Pappas

Bio

Stefani Pappas, RDN, CPT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the founder of Stef Health Tips®. She has a passion for journalism as well, and writes about all things health and wellness. www.stefhealthtips.com

5 Small Changes To Make Your Diet Last, As Told By An Expert

By Stefani Pappas
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I've worked with countless individuals who want to lose weight. When you first start a diet or weight-loss program, you feel amazing! That initial rush of adrenaline and vigor inspires you to make healthy…

10 Reasons You Should Vent To Your Boyfriend, Not Your Friends

By Stefani Pappas
The best piece of relationship advice I ever received was several years ago from a good friend and mentor of mine. I was complaining about my then-relationship to a group of my girlfriends. He intervened and said, "Honey, say it to your man, not…

5 Ways To Keep The Gym Resolution You Forgot You Had To Pay For

By Stefani Pappas
As a Millennial, money can get tight. However, money isn't part of the thought process when it comes to your New Year's resolutions. You vow to travel more, spend more time with friends, join a gym, eat all organic food and so on. Then, reality sets…

Passionate Souls: 10 Things To Know Before Dating A Cancer Man Or Woman

By Stefani Pappas
I'd like to argue Cancers are the total package. We Cancers are pretty complicated. We're selective about whom we keep close, and as water signs, our moods certainly fluctuate. We're those ride-or-die people. We either love you or hate you; there's…

#FitFam: 10 Fitness Gurus To Follow On Instagram For Major Motivation

By Stefani Pappas
We all need some workout motivation, and the fitness gurus of Instagram seem to be living our ideal lives. With perfect bodies and tons of beauty and success, these fitness masters are what we aspire to be. That success story post or contorted yoga…

How General Mills Is Shedding Light On 'Dietainment' In A Good Way

By Stefani Pappas
"Are you ready for bikini season?" "Celebrity secrets to a hot body." "Get skinny in just one week." "Ten miracle foods that really work." "In every situation, somebody will judge you on the way you look." These are all phrases from General Mills…

Smart Is The New Sexy: 40 Ways To Keep Your Brain In Shape

By Stefani Pappas
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, a way to help raise awareness and promote conversation about the brain, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. It's unfortunate many of us know someone who has struggled with Alzheimer's, the…

How Lauren Conrad Is Paving The Way For An Anti-Body Shaming Movement

By Stefani Pappas
Beach season is here: the time of crash diets, working out overtime and going on detox diets galore to look "skinny" in your bikini. Lauren Conrad knows what's up, and thinks the body shaming that emerges with the start of swimsuit season is…

Base Tans Don't Work: 18 Tanning Myths Debunked

By Stefani Pappas
May is Melanoma Awareness Month, a movement dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. The American Academy of Dermatology also urges us to conduct self-exams for early detection of melanoma. Memorial Day is coming…

Get It Right, Get It Tight: 8 Tips To Eat Healthy And Look Great

By Stefani Pappas
Next time your trainer tells you to drop and give him 20, tell him to get this: A recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests excess sugar and carbs are the primary suspects of the obesity epidemic, not physical…

7 Ways You Can Be More Environmentally Conscious This Earth Day

By Stefani Pappas
Today is Earth Day!  Originating in the 70s, this celebration channeled the energy of anti-war protests and helped put the environment's needs into focus. Now, this day helps expand the support system for environmental programs and build communities…

5 Ways Focusing On My Needs Helped Me Find The Love Of My Life

By Stefani Pappas
There really is no magic formula for finding love. Everything else in life has instructions or guidelines to help you get to your end result. But, there is no recipe or assembly guide for dating. There are, however, countless theories on how to find…

7 Ways Drinking Green Tea Is Healthy For Your Mind, Body And Soul

By Stefani Pappas
Newsflash: You might want to start swapping out those caramel macchiatos for grande green teas. Herbal teas have been all the rage lately. I mean, who doesn't go out of their way to stop at Teavana for the free samples? Plus, we all have that cool…

5 Easy Ways To Eat Healthy While Eating Out

By Stefani Pappas
Millennials are constantly on the go. Whether you are running late to work, sprinting to the gym or meeting up with friends, it can be hard to find time to cook every meal at home. We often get stuck with eating at restaurants and fast-food chains,…

Ramp Up The Health: 10 Reasons Why Good Nutrition Really Matters

By Stefani Pappas
March is National Nutrition Month, an effort backed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to inform the public on healthy food choices and promote physical activity. The 2015 National Nutrition Month theme is, "Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle,"…

The New Eating Disorder: How To Identify Orthorexia

By Stefani Pappas
National Eating Disorders Awareness week is February 22-28, and in the name of awareness, it's important that everyone understands eating disorders don't discriminate. They can happen at any age, to race, size or gender. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia…

Can't. Stop. Peeing: 58 Thoughts You Have While Enduring A Juice Cleanse

By Stefani Pappas
Juice cleanses are a fad, not a lifestyle. Will you lose weight on a juice cleanse? Probably, since you’re cutting out all the fat and a large portion of calories from your diet. But, is it safe for your body? It’s certainly not enjoyable to go…

You're Sad, Not Hungry: 5 Ways To Identify Emotional Eating

By Stefani Pappas
How many of us have scooped out the Ben & Jerry's after an awful breakup? Maybe you got fired at work and you decide to make it all better with a greasy slice of pizza on the way back home. Food can act as comfort — that big, warm hug you need at…

Why Loving Your Body, Inside And Out, Is Crucial To Your Wellbeing

By Stefani Pappas
The recent trend of body positivity, aka the “love your body” movement, has been on the rise as a way to promote better self-image and self-worth. Today, we are constantly bombarded with magazines and advertisements featuring bodies of…

Fit, Fabulous And Broke: 7 Ways To Eat Healthy On A College Budget

By Stefani Pappas
College ain’t cheap: tuition, those little hidden fees, sorority dues, going out with friends, a gym membership... the list goes on and on. Everything adds up fast, and the last thing you want to do is sacrifice your diet. Meals can be expensive,…