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I Lost 80 Pounds with This High Fiber "Weight Loss Drink"

Here is everything you need to know about it. 

MishLove (@mishlovee) is a weight loss influencer who "lost 80 pounds naturally" and regularly shares tips on how she did it. In one viral video, she reveals a simple drink that helped her lose weight fast. "Let me show you how to make one of my favorite weight loss drinks. It's so easy to make. It's full of fiber, and it's a simple way to get extra fiber in each day," she says at the start of the video, sharing the recipe for her "weight loss drink." 

She Starts with Chia Seeds and Water

@mishlovee Weight Loss Drink ❤️ Add Chia Seeds to your daily routine, it's packed with: 10g of dietary fiber 5g Omega 3 5g Protein Calcium Iron Super easy to make, doesn't have a bad taste at all ….. #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossinspiration #weightloss #weightlosstips #reels #workoutmotivation #workoutRoutine #gettingfit #BeginnerWorkOut #youtuber ♬ original sound – MishLove

"So you're going to need some chia seeds. I got mine from Costco," she says in the video. "Now you're going to put a tablespoon of chia seeds for about eight ounces of water."

She Lets It Sit for 15 Minutes and Adds Lemon

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Then, "you're going to mix for about 15 minutes until the chia seeds look like this," she says, showing off her drink with more bubbly looking, expanded seeds in it. "Now you can add some lemon."

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She Suggests Drinking It Daily

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"It honestly doesn't taste like anything I promise you," she says. "So try this at least once a day, no matter what your diet looks like. And this is a quick way to get 10 grams of fiber in every day. Super easy."

It Offers Fiber, Protein, and Omega 3s

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In total, the drink offers 10 grams fiber, 5 grams Omega 3, 5 grams protein, calcium, and iron. "Super easy to make, doesn't have a bad taste at all," she adds. 

What Are Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds come from the chia plant Salvia Hispanica, according to the nonprofit FoodPrint. They got their name because Aztec warriors used them as survivor foods. The word chia translates to "strength" in the Mayan language.

Here Is What the US Department of Agriculture Says About Chia Seeds

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one ounce (about two tablespoons) of chia seeds boast 4.7g protein, 10 g fiber, and 9 g fat.

There Is Some Research Supporting Chia Seeds Role in Weight Loss

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While research connecting chia seeds with weight loss is very limited, one small Brazilian study published in Nutricion Hospitalaria found that consuming about three tablespoons of chia seeds daily for 12 weeks may result in weight loss. 

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Experts Agree That Chia Seeds Can Aid in Weight Loss

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The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, recently named chia seeds as a seed/nut that will help you lose weight. "Nuts and seeds are famous for their monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, but they also provide fiber," Collingwood told us.  

💪🔥Body Booster: Chia seeds are a fiber-packed food that will help fill you up, which may result in weight loss, as you are more likely to eat less. 

Leah Groth
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