Day 10-What are Chia Seeds?

I’ve started putting chia seeds into my daily diet, but what does this litte seed actually do? To be honest, the only reason I incorporated them into my daily diet was because I kept on hearing that they were good for you (a little backwards, I know). So, I did some research and this is what I found:

A lot of nutrition in a small package

  • A superfood that has been around a VERY long time-we’re talking Aztec and Mayan times
  • It has: fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, protein
  • Chia absorbs 12 times its own weight so this ultimately will curb your appetite making you feel fuller longer and ultimately reducing your caloric intake

Read more from Dr. Oz


This morning, my alarm went off at 6:20am to go on the treadmill (I had decided when I saw 11:30pm last night that I needed an extra half hour of sleep  in lieu of spinning). I got up pretty easily, got my workout gear on, go to our apartments gym and my key to get in to the gym won’t work! So, it’s 6:30am, not enough time to go to the gym, park and workout so what did I do? I made breakfast! (I took my “rest” day a little earlier than intended but that a-ok with me!)

7:00am, Breakfast

2 egg whites with mixed greens and mushrooms, 1/2 an ezekiel tortilla with 1 tbs of almond butter

10:20am, Snack

handful of almonds and 1 cup of strawberries/blueberry combo

1:00pm, Lunch

1 ezekiel tortilla with Dr. Praegers veggie burger, mushrooms, mixed greens, 2 tbs of hummus and mustard

1 apple

5:45pm, Snack

1 wasa cracker with 1 tbs of hummus

7:30pm, Dinner

1 tilapia fillet with salsa, 1 cup of brocolli

smoothie: 1 scoop of protein powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 1 cup of frozen peaches

And tonight marks another weekend (thank goodness!), It also means that temptation to eat worst is much much higher. I came upon this blog post, and I think it does a good job of defining some tactics to stay on track during the weekends.

Till tomorrow…xoxo



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