Chia Seeds.... My new best friend. Warning, don't read if easily grossed out.
Monday, May 25, 2015
For anyone reading this that is offended by the word or thought of "poop", stop reading.
So with all the changes in my diet, cutting fat (which, in my opinion made things "slippery"), adding protein, etc., I've battled with pooping. Constantly feeling bloated and backed up. I tried everything, more fiber, fruit, veggies, stool softeners, water, etc. However would still go days with out pooping, or would strain for just a couple little bunny poops.
I heard and read about Chia seeds and TA-DA! I add them to everything. Protein drinks, oatmeal, salads, etc. They have the same little crunch as a strawberry seed, with no taste. They are a great natural source of fiber, protein, omega 3 and lots of other good stuff...not to mention they absorb up to 12 times their size in liquid, making me feel full longer, and provide that "slippery" discussed earlier.
Now I am going regularly, sometimes even 3 times a day. No bloating, no cramping, just regular poops. These chia seeds should all have little halos on them.
Sorry if this grossed you out, or offended uou, but you were warned...and hey... we all do it!