If you are thinking about losing a few extra pounds, you may be trying to set up a dietary regime that will enable you to do just that without your feeling like you are starving yourself. If you have been on any type of diet before, you will know that with the best will in the world, once you start feeling hungry, it’s easy to throw the diet book out of the window and reach for an unhealthy but good tasting snack.
The good news for you if you are looking for a nutritious way to lose weight and to stop snacking is that chia seeds are easily available and can really help you to lose weight far more easily than you might have thought possible. They are also inexpensive and are being hailed as the new super food and their rise in popularity so far has been remarkable.
So to recap, they are inexpensive, easy to use, and no hassle? They might sound a little too good to be true but the reality is, that they are perfect for anyone who is trying to add a little more nutrition to their diet, or for those busy individuals who tend to have so little time that they eat on the run. But in addition, they are also great for people like you, and for anyone who might wish to lose a little weight and shape up.
Of course chia seeds have to be used as part of a dietary plan. They are not going to make you lose weight if you don’t change your overall approach to food. It’s ok to eat a little bit of chocolate but if you eat a lot and if you don’t do any exercise, then your weight loss is certainly going to be slower. It’s important to take a holistic approach to weight loss if you are going to be successful. But you can do it and you can do it without feeling hungry or that you are making yourself ill through lack of good nutrition. Chia seeds first of all are packed full of nutrients. They have more calcium than dairy, masses of protein- more per weight than meat, have an excellent amount of omega 3 which many people are deficient of and they can be added to any food at all.
Chia seeds are a dieters dream. You can literally add a handful to a curry, a stir-fry, or to a roast dinner, in fact chia seeds go with just about anything. If you like pasta, chuck a few chia seeds in, if you love salad, once again, add chia seeds for an interesting salad dish. They have no taste of their own but they literally absorb the flavours that you are cooking, so they blend beautifully with that curry or casserole and if you fancy making some home-made soup, once again, throw in a few chia seeds and you will have a healthy, wholesome diet that is filling. You certainly won’t want to snack afterwards.
Chia seeds are a great stand-alone snack so you can take a handful of seeds with you when you go out, just so that you can avoid any sudden cravings. Chia seeds will revolutionize the dieting process, so why not give them a try?
If you are still not convinced, it’s important to know that chia seeds soak up not just the flavour from the food that you are cooking but they soak up liquids. So each little seed becomes bigger, holding that liquid within. This is the secret to chia seeds and their potential to help you eat less and to lose weight. Essentially, chia seeds are filling. Because they have expanded, this works to make you feel full too. You simply won’t feel like snacking afterwards because your body needs to digest the seeds along with your other food and this way, you can eliminate feeling tempted when you see that chocolate cake or walk past a fish and chip shop. If you are full, you won’t even glance in that direction.