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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2013, 08:18:07 AM »
I buy them by the pound! ;) Superfood!

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2013, 10:22:19 PM »
I've never tried them. Thinking I should throw some into my daily diet for good measure. :-) I saw a decent hot cereal recipe with them in there a while back...I'm gonna go look it up now...

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2014, 08:31:45 AM »
Happy2bthin4me longtime no see! I put them in my green shakes. Really filling ;)

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2014, 05:48:35 PM »
Happy New Year, Michelle!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Long time, no see!... I hope all is well with you and yours.

Chia seeds are wonderful hot or cold.
I like to add a tablespoon to my low carb yogurt to get those omega-3s.

If you like tapioca, you enjoy this;
http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?topic=5540.msg59703#msg59703
Adding different extracts (other than vanilla) to it will give you variety! ;)

Tony
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2014, 06:05:50 PM »
I use chia all the time! I've created a hot cereal by combining a few different recipes. It's ground flax, almond flour,  protein powder, chia seeds and cinnamon,  vanilla and ginger. My protein is chocolate so that's the flavor right now.  Mine comes out at 6gm net carbs (my current protein is a little higher in carbs than I'd like) for 1/2 cup mixed with 1 cup of 0 carb almond milk. Just heat it, let it sit and there ya go!  Super filling! I just make up a big container of the mix and keep it in the fridge.
  I also make chia "pudding". You just mix a few tbsp with milk of choice and flavorings of choice, let it sit (I've found overnight is best) and voila! Chia "pudding"!
  For you yuck texture people - you can grind it down too! It still works and absorbs liquids.



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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2014, 09:08:15 AM »
I will have to try that Jen! :)

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2014, 01:47:31 PM »
Umpa, unlike flaxseed that needs to be warmed to release the nutrition, what about chia seeds.  Can I just sprinkle them on a salad or is there a better way to release the nutrients in them?  Help!



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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2014, 09:44:17 AM »
You can put them on or in everything and they release the omegas.When you put them in liquid though they act like a thickener,your shake can turn into pudding quick! Start with one tablespoon in a shake.They are wicked filling!TooSweet had a recipe I think she called it Bubbletea,she loves them ;)

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2014, 10:03:29 AM »
Fun!  My kids love bubble tea. .. Now,  to figure out how to duplicate the yaro flavor...

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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2014, 10:05:03 AM »
Oh,  I've never tried chia seed.  Are certain brands/kinds better than others?

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2014, 09:31:36 AM »
Nope,all is good ;)

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
Hi everyone! Sorry I have been sort of off the radar for a while. Tony, thanks for the recipe, I will have to try it! I only just got my first bag of chia a week ago. :-) Now I can put them to good use. :-) I've had some health issues with my heart (not heart disease, a congenital defect) so I've been pretty much off in my own world but I've still been watching what I eat. I've just not been trying to lose anything because of the different meds I've been on. I had no idea how they would affect me. Now I've got things pretty well worked out and I'm on the mend.

So I'm also working back to getting back to jogging too. I'm taking it easy though, my heart is very cranky about new activity. However the cardiologist says it can't hurt so I'm giving it my best but my jogs are maybe two times a week and it's really more of a walk/jog at this point until I get back in shape. I'm working the couch to 5k program. It's slow but I'll get there! I'm back to wanting to lose a couple sizes but honestly, I'm feeling more self accepting of my curves these days. Life is too short to be worried about being a size 10 when it may never happen for me. I'm tired of obsessing over unrealistic goals. It's the process I need to enjoy...you know smell the roses and all that. ;-)

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2014, 09:23:21 AM »
All anybody can ask is that you be the best person you can be everyday.Sometimes we have good days sometimes we have bad days ;) Good health is more important than being a size 1.If you get your health under control the weight will just come off :)

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2014, 12:35:57 PM »
True and a much more stress free way to look at things too!

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Re: Lap Band Surgery in a Seed? Docs Rave About Chia!
« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2014, 01:23:23 PM »
Umpa is right, Michelle! :)
Good health is more important than being a size 1!

By staying focused on our health and NOT our weight, our success is assured.
Losing weight is a secondary benefit to better health by removing carbs from our lives.
But, weight loss will follow if we remain focused on improving our health and enjoying the journey.

As your health improves, your heart will be less "cranky" about new things.
In fact, you will find new physical activities fun and much more enjoyable.

I know this for a fact as my body WAS "cranky" about doing most anything physical for a LONG time.
But not anymore! ;D

Tony
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