It is relatively easy to lose weight once you start using chia seeds. Many people find it happens naturally once they start using chia seeds regularly, but it is more effective if you understand how to use chia seeds for weight loss.
Chia seeds have been called a dieter’s dream. This is because they act as a natural appetite suppressant, but unlike many chemical appetite suppressants, which can have unpleasant side effects, these seeds are a nutritionally dense food and a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. They are also cheaper than appetite suppressants and meal replacement regimes.
Using chia seeds for weight loss can allow you to lose weight without hunger, give you all the health benefits of chia seeds and give you more energy while you lose weight. The gentle cleansing effect of chia seeds on your colon can also give you a noticeably flatter belly within days. I recommend “The Chia Seed Weight Loss Diet” available from Amazon in either paperback or Kindle format. (see below)
“The Chia Seed Weight Loss Diet”
Available from Amazon
Kindle edition also available
To use chia seeds for weight loss you will be taking advantage of four of the properties of chia seeds.
One is their ability to swell by up to 12 times their size when added to liquid. This makes you feel full quickly and you will want to eat less
The second is the nutritionally dense properties of chia seeds. You will be adding protein, calcium, b vitamins, folate, iron, antioxidants, omega 3 fats and other necessary nutrients to your diet with only a small calorie content. This will cut down on cravings.
The third property of chia seeds that helps with weight loss is that it digests slowly. This makes you feel full for longer and gives a slow release of energy. This will help prevent lack of energy often associated with dieting,
The fourth property is the increase in energy that most people feel when adding these seeds to their diet. You will feel more energetic, which will make it easier to add a half hour walk or other exercise to your daily routine. You may have to stop yourself skipping or dancing down the street.
How to lose weight with chia seeds – quick tips
I have found that having whole chia seeds are more filling and keeps you feeling full for longer than if you use ground chia seeds .
Sipping chia fresca during the day can substantially reduce your appetite, especially in hot weather.
Substitute chia fresca for sodas and other sugary drinks. – so much healthier and more refreshing
If you have not used chia seeds before, start slowly by using one teaspoon to one dessert spoon per day for a few days. This makes sure that you do not have any adverse reactions to this food. As always, remember it is advisable to visit your doctor before starting any weight loss program.