How to use chia seeds for weight loss

Can chia seeds help you lose weight? Chia seeds are becoming popular in different parts of the world because of its great nutritional value. It should not surprise you that they can also help you lose weight. Chia seeds are consider a super food. Aztecs considered chia one of their most valuable products. They even used it as a currency. Aztecs were great athletes and by consuming chia seeds they where able to maintain their intense physical activity. In this article we will tell you how to use chia seeds for weight loss. Before we jump into this matter, we are going to give you some quick tips to loose weight because chia alone is not going to help you loose weight if you keep eating junk food :)

Some tips before you start your chia diet

  • Remember that eating junk food, like candy, chocolate, french fries and chips is probably not going to help you loose weight with chia seeds. The first thing you need to do is to follow a healthy diet. We recommend increase your consumption of vegetables and eliminate sodas from your diet.
  • It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of pure water daily. Chia absorbs water, you will need enough water in order to help chia do its job.
  • As you may have already guessed, exercise is very important. So, lets get moving!


The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only. You should always consult your health professional or nutritionist before changing your diet.

How do chia seeds help you lose weight?

Chia is an easy to use product that helps you eat less. Chia seeds absorb water and grow 10 times their original size when in your stomach. This is why it’s very important to drink water. Chia seeds lower your sugar levels which will stop you from having junk food cravings. They also contain high quality proteins that can help you regulate your insulin levels. An last, chia increments your physical strength by lubricating joints and muscles. It will give you plenty of energy to exercise.

How much chia to eat for weight loss?

One of the great advantages is that you can include chia seeds in pretty much any diet plan or weight loss program. Some people may experience discomfort when introducing chia seeds in their diet. This is why we suggest adding chia to your diet plan little by little. Here we present you a 3 phase diet plan based on the book Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood by Wayne Coates .

Phase 1

Stay in this phase for 2 weeks. You can mix chia seeds with water or lemonade or sprinkle it to your food or salad. If you need recipes with chia check our chia recipes or the book CHIA: The complete Guide to the Utlimate Superfood by Wayne Coates. You can always eat chia seeds alone, followed by a glass of water.

  • Breakfast: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lunch: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Dinner: 1/2 tablespoon

Phase 2

Stay in this phase for one month before moving to phase 3.

  • Breakfast: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Snack: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lunch: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Snack: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Dinner: 1/2 tablespoon

Phase 3

Stay in this phase until you attain your ideal weight.

  • Breakfast: 1 tablespoon
  • Snack: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lunch: 1 tablespoon
  • Snack: 1/2 tablespoon
  • Dinner: 1 tablespoon


We hope you found this article very helpful. He have outlined a simple chia weight loss diet plan. We mentioned that chia seeds can help you eat less and reduce sugar levels so that you have less sugar cravings. We gave you an easy to follow 3 phase plan. In case you have questions about the side effects of chia, we recommend reading our article Chia Seeds Side Effects. There are lots of rumors on the internet about the devastating side effects of chia seeds. Chia seeds are safe for human consumption, just remember one thing, everything in excess can harm you. The dose during phase 3 is approximately 45 grams per day. My advice is not to eat more than that. In Europe the recommended dose is 15 grams per day. If you are concerned with possible side effects, you can stay in phase 1 which is about 16 grams a day.

We invite you to leave your comments. We are happy to hear your success story!