How To Make Chia Pudding For Weight Loss [+ 3 Chia Pudding Mistakes]
Chia pudding has become quite popular as a fast, delicious and simple breakfast to help achieve weight loss and wellness goals. However, what you add in your chia pudding will determine whether or not it will be useful to your weight loss goals or whether it will work against your weight loss goals. Today we're diving into how to make chia pudding for weight loss and three common chia pudding mistakes that are causing you to gain weight.
Is Chia Pudding Good For Weight Loss?
Chia pudding, when done the right way, can be an excellent tool to achieve a weight loss goal. Chia seeds naturally contain a significant amount of fiber and fat to help keep you satisfied and prevent sugar cravings later in the day. In fact, just 2 tablespoons of chia seeds contains around 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 6 grams of fat.
When chia seeds are combined with high quality sources of protein and fat (like in a properly made chia pudding recipe), this can stimulate your satiety hormones peptide YY and cholecystokinin in order to make you feel full and prevent those 3pm chocolate cravings.
How To Make Chia Pudding For Weight Loss
There are a variety of ways to make chia pudding. If weight loss is your goal, it's important to keep the sugar content low while maximizing the protein and fat in your chia pudding. You can try my super simple chia pudding recipe for weight loss with the recipe and video below.
Chia Pudding For Weight Loss
2-3 tbsp. chia seeds (THIS is the brand I use)
1 cup unsweetened full-fat greek yogurt OR 1 cup low-sugar plant-based yogurt + 1 serving protein powder
1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (From a carton, not a can. Or make your own homemade version with my free recipe HERE.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
Low sugar berries (ex: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)
Combine all of the ingredients (except for the toppings) in a bowl and whisk to combine. Cover and store in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until the chia pudding has set.
Optional to add cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes or low sugar berries as a topping.