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From Chocolate to Chia

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ran out of chocolate. Starting Chia:

OK, last month, I bought a bunch of dark chocolate that was supposed to last 60 days. Well, as you can guess, it didn't last that long. They lasted about 20 days. 1 chocolate bar was supposed to last 2 1/2 day. I think I was averaging 1 per day. Then I bought 27 more and that lasted 16 days. So the average on the 2nd batch was about 1.7 bars per day. Lessons learned is that if you don't want to over-eat them, don't buy them. Don't have it in the house. Now that they are gone, I just happen to want to start the Chia program. After some reading, I learned that unlike flax that you have to grind, chia can be taken straight. Don't need to mix with water before hand either. Just drink lots of water to chase it down. That's my plan.

For the benefit of Omega-3 without the fishy taste, and fiber without the hassle, I'm taking 2 rounded teaspoon of chia (about 14 grams) in dry form before each meal to help reduce appetite. This will add up in a short time and I'll go through the chia like I did with chocolate. It should help with weight loss instead of gaining with the chocolate. emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MEXGAL1 11/23/2013 9:07AM

    Good decision. I too just don't have anything in the house that will tempt me. Just not worth it. I feel like crap after I eat crap.
I put the Chia seeds in my smoothies and yes listen to Lis.... very important to drink plenty of water

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LIS193 11/22/2013 11:49AM

    Make sure you drink enough water - chia soaks up moisture from food.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 11/22/2013 9:00AM

    I like chia when it's incorporated in food. I can't imagine taking it straight.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/21/2013 5:46PM

    I use chia seeds, but do mix them in water. Great health benefits! Good luck.

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ROCKYCPA 11/21/2013 3:23PM

    Sounds interesting - keep us informed as you go along.

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