Using Chia for lossing weight

  • RaulMoonPride

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    Jan 17, 2016 5:37 AM GMT
    My uncle got me some chia seeds and told me they are good for you to balance cholesterol and sugar, even for losing weight.

    Have you added them into your diet? Did you liked it? Did it helped to loss weight?
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    Jan 17, 2016 8:02 PM GMT
    It's very unlikely that there's anything you can eat that will make you lose weight, unless it's something toxic that makes you sick and stop eating.

    Older people are more likely to have dodgy digestive systems and need more fiber. To help with that I use chia seeds in my daily dose of bran mush. I also use flax seeds and basil seeds/tukmeria. 1 teaspoon each of chia seeds and flax seeds, 1/2 teaspoon of tukmeria (because it's not as easy to buy), and 7 tablespoons of water, in a plastic container with a snap lid and it soaks overnight. In the morning I dump it into a little wire mesh strainer and about 2 teaspoons of water drain off; the rest is in or stuck to the seeds. They all get gooey and gelatinous.
  • Kato4

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    Jan 17, 2016 8:03 PM GMT
    Lucky you! Chia seeds are a super food. Great for
    energy and yes weight loss too. High in protein, low in fat They also have little to no taste. Easy to add to foods, salads, smoothies, juices, or even just a water bottle.
    They absorb a substantial amount of water and can
    make you feel very full!

    Start with just a half spoonful in food or liquid at a time. Too much can at one time can harden stools. icon_smile.gif

    In liquids keep stirring for a miniute
    or two to keep the seeds from clumping together.
    Many argue that chia seeds have even more
    nutritional value when freshly ground up in a coffee
    grinder right before use and NEVER heated.



  • ai82

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    Jan 17, 2016 9:52 PM GMT
    I had heard about chia seeds a while ago, it is supposed to be some type of superfood. I started using it about a week ago because I really don't get enough fiber in my diet. I mainly add it to yogurt, cereal, and oatmeal. It really has no taste with health benefits, so there's no real reason not to use them. No weight loss, just better stools.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 18, 2016 12:43 AM GMT
    Here is a traditional method to lose weight:

    http://www.diet-blog.com/07/vintage_weight_loss_sanitized_tapeworms.php

    It is supposed to be very effective.
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    Jan 18, 2016 2:32 AM GMT
    Is lossing sort of like flossing?

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    Jan 18, 2016 3:40 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidIs lossing sort of like flossing?

    The OP is in/from Honduras.
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    Jan 20, 2016 1:53 AM GMT
    Speaking of which, can someone recommend some device to grind chia seeds? I've been told a coffee grinder will do but I would like to hear from experience.
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    Apr 18, 2016 10:35 PM GMT
    Chia seeds to LOSE weight? They're super high in calories and offer very little benefit. I wouldn't take any more fitness advice from your uncle.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Apr 21, 2016 2:16 AM GMT
    RaulMoonPride saidMy uncle got me some chia seeds and told me they are good for you to balance cholesterol and sugar, even for losing weight.

    Have you added them into your diet? Did you liked it? Did it helped to loss weight?


    No one food will magically help you lose weight. If you want to actually lose weight, you've got to stop thinking that there's anything out there like that.

    The only thing that will help you balance your sugar is controlling how much sugar you consume in the first place. And, to a lesser extent, the amount of fiber you consume - though this mostly applies to sugars that are already bound up in fiber, such as those found in fruits, and not those found in snack foods.

    That being said, chia seeds are wonderfully nutritious. They have oils and vitamins and a good amount of fiber. If you're not used to high-fiber foods or a high-fiber diet, introduce them slowly, or you may face a gastrointestinal blowout. No more than 1-2 tbsp of chia per day to start. This is also because chia seeds have the rather unique ability of producing large amounts of viscous, gel-like substance when exposed to water (try throwing a handful of chia seeds in some water and watch them suck it up!). This gel can retain water even as the seeds pass through your gut, possibly causing diarrhea if consumed in excess.
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    Apr 21, 2016 2:38 AM GMT
    My current procedure is different than what I gave above. Now I use 1 teaspoon each of chia, tukmeria, and flax seeds. I then boil 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon of water in the microwave (about 1 minute on high) and dump that into the little bowl where the seeds are waiting. I cover the bowl and stir it every so often. I no longer drain them since I've figured out how much water is enough without being too much. With not enough water the goo is too stiff. I think it's better to err on the side of too much water rather than not enough, otherwise I'd be concerned about them gumming up my plumbing.
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    May 31, 2016 10:52 PM GMT
    Chia seeds are a fad that we will all forget about in a couple years. They are NOT a good source of protein and are VERY caloricly dense, providing basically no benefit.
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    May 31, 2016 11:12 PM GMT
    jackedgamer saidChia seeds are a fad that we will all forget about in a couple years.

    icon_eek.gif   I will never forget my chia pets.