Can this TikTok chia seed drink really help you lose weight?

One of the latest food trends making the rounds on TikTok is the Chia Seed Water trend.

According to TikTok user @happyandhealtholivia, “Chia seeds expand in your stomach and form a thick gel, reducing your appetite and increasing feelings of fullness, which can help you stay in a calorie deficit.” 

The chia seed water drink consists of warm water, soaked chia seeds and a dash of lime and honey for flavour.

It’s become so popular that there have been more than 230 million views – but does this drink really help with weight loss?

How chia seeds can help aid weight loss

Unlike some questionable health hacks on TikTok, chia seeds do have many health benefits agree dieticians and medical professionals

And while there have been mixed reviews about whether or not this chia seed drink actually helps you lose weight, many doctors have come forward to assure everyone that it is safe to drink this concoction.


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Chia seeds are definitely a health food and can help you feel full for longer but there’s not enough evidence out these to prove that this actual drink helps with weight loss.

But if you do want to include chia seeds in your diet, there are so many healthy delicious recipes out there. We have heaps of them on our Healthy Mummy app.

Chia seed benefits

Chia are deemed a super food. Full of omega 3, 6 and 9, antioxidants, protein, calcium, protein, magnesium and fibre, these little miracle seeds are anti-inflammatory, blood sugar balancing, satiating and great for detoxing the gut and bowels.

How to incorporate chia into your diet

They’re easy to throw into your Healthy Mummy Smoothie or sprinkle on top of salads.

Soaked overnight they can be made into delicious and satisfying puddings which can be enjoyed any time of day. They are also ideal in baked goods and bliss balls.

Healthy Mummy app chia seed recipes

Coconut chia seed pudding with almond maple granola

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Almond Maple Granola

Who could resist a breakfast bowl like this. Packed full of goodness, it’s the perfect start to the day.

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Kid friendly Healthy chia choc chip pancakes

Healthy Kid Friendly Chia Choc Chip Pancakes

Kids and adults alike will love these chia choc chip pancakes. In fact, the chia are so tiny, your fussy children won’t even notice them.

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Chocolate Berry Chia Pudding


This recipe for a Choc Berry Chia Pudding is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that comes from chia seeds and is made without refined sugar or white flour, getting its sweetness from honey, cocoa and cinnamon instead.

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Raspberry chia seed jam muffins

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These mouth-watering Raspberry Chia Seed Jam Muffins are only 180 calories per muffin and have less than 2g fat.

They’re also high in protein with the help of The Healthy Mummy Vanilla Whey Protein.

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Chocolate chia breakfast mousse

Chocolate Chia Breakfast Mousse

This Chocolate Chia Breakfast Mousse is packed full of natural antioxidants and omega-3! Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or dessert this won’t disappoint.

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Peanut Butter Chia Bliss Balls

5 ingredient protein rich chia peanut butter balls

These bliss balls have just five ingredients and can quickly be made in the food processor.

The goodness of oats and chia seeds, combined with the peanut butter, give you a big kick of protein – meaning you’ll have loads of energy to power through until your next meal.

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Glowing skin breakfast bowl


We’ve all heard the saying ‘eat your way to glowing skin’ well this breakfast bowl will definitely help with that!

Filled with delicious raspberries and bananas plus the extra punch of spinach you have all the ingredients to give you a great start to your day.

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Raspberry and Chia Jam Slice

Raspberry & Chia Seed Jam Slice Recipe

This slice is absolutely packed with natural antioxidants from the raspberries and cacao powder. This is a must try!

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Interested in super foods?. Check out these 10 Super Foods to include in your diet.

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Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:

  • 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
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