A little while ago, I was talking to someone who had been struggling with cravings for as long as he could remember.
During the day he followed a pretty decent diet, and he also worked out regularly, but every evening he would ruin all this — as well as his chances of finally losing weight — because of an irresistible longing for chips, cookies and other unhealthy snacks.
I often deal with cravings in my work as an orthomolecular nutritionist, and I advised him to try out this super-easy chia drink recipe:
- 1/2 cup of purified water
- 1/2 cup of coconut water
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. fruit juice, e.g. pineapple or blueberry
- Juice of half a lime
In a blender, soak the chia seeds in coconut water for 15 minutes.
Add the fruit and lime juice and blend briefly.
Personally, I always make this drink about half an hour before working out, or to prevent the all-too-common afternoon slump.
My client promised he'd give it a try, and when I talked to him again a couple of weeks later he was totally thrilled!
He'd been using this drink two times daily and not only were his cravings completely gone, he also felt a lot fitter and had already lost a significant amount of weight.