My boss replaced all three meals for 2 weeks with smoothies, lost 15 lbs, no exercise. He is now only replacing 2 meals, and having dinner, and walking on the treadmill. Of course I had to try it. I don't have much to lose, maybe 5-10 lbs, so Im only replacing breakfast and lunch. Chia smoothies are not very tasty, Im cheating a bit. Adding sugar, as most fruit is not sweet right now, honey just doesn't get it, stevia, ewwwww. I eat a regular dinner in the evening, but am finding fast that I can't eat what I used to eat cause I get full faster.
The first week was hard, I was starving, and the chia seeds didn't seem to be doing what they say, make you feel full. You defintely have to get use to the seeds, as they have a different texture, once they soak in your liquid. I ground mine, vs. adding the whole seed. Im better this week. I like variety so Im trying new kinds of smoothies. Haven't yet tried to put chia on/in food yet. That's phase two. Don't think I will do that though. I like the idea of replacing a meal with a nutrient rich smoothie. Not too many calories.
Anyone else tried chia seed smoothies? How did it work for you? Any recipes?
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