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My husband is concerned about me eating chia seeds. He’s worried they’ll expand in my sleeve and be uncomfortable. Anyone have good or bad experience with chai seeds? I’m 7 months postop.

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I eat chia seeds. I put about a tsp in my yogurt for Breakfast. I've eaten them for years either in yogurt or smoothies, even before my sleeve. I'm pretty sure I re-started them within a month or so of surgery. I mix them up in the yogurt and let them sit for as long as a half hour before I consume. They're properly plump by the time I eat them.

Unless you're downing dry chia seeds and allowing them to expand in your stomach, I don't see the risk. Even then, you'd have to be consuming A LOT of chia seeds to expand large enough to make a difference. Besides, they're kind of gelatinous and by the time they fully expand, wouldn't they have sort have "moved on", if you know what I mean?

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I have wondered about China seeds, the fact they turn gelatinous does appeal, I am a weird enough dudette that I like Okra, most people say it verges on slimy but I had an Aunt I dearly loved, a G.R.I.T. (girl raised in the South) had many a good meal with Aunt Besse. She is now one of God's Angels but I miss her still.

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Bloom them aforehand, no problems.

Check with your team to be certain.

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