Food tastes horrible


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I had my gastric sleeve on 2/8/17. I was doing ok with my Protein intake at first but now that I can have some soft foods, all food either tastes horrible or makes me nauseous. I hear this is a pretty common finding post gastric sleeve. I'm wondering from anyone else who has had this how long it lasted for them and what they did about it because I'm having a very hard time meeting my protein needs.

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I stuck to mainly my Protein Shakes. I had the same problem where either things tasted blah or was very short lived. Chobani has a decent selection of flavors in their Greek yogurts. I also did a lot of cottage cheese with some pureed fruit to give it a bit extra. Also had some leftover Healthwise Protein Drinks and Soups from my 2 week pre-op phase that helped me get through it. Might want to try a few different soups assuming you can have those pureed/strained.

When I was going through this phase all my used to be favorite Crystal Light flavors tasted horrible. By about the third week they started tasting better, and now 5 weeks out they all taste the same as before. It defiinitely is a weird phase to go through.

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We get a heightened/altered sense of taste after having this surgery. Apparently its quite common after having surgery to your gastrointestinal tract. Don't worry, it will calm down.

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Glad I found this! I have been pinpointing that certain foods are causing me nausea which I didn't experience before advancing to soft foods. Pre op I was LI and I tried cheese stick twice this week & the nausea was just mind numbing. Today I elimitthe dairy & im one. Definitely a learning process!

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Glad I found this! I have been pinpointing that certain foods are causing me nausea which I didn't experience before advancing to soft foods. Pre op I was LI and I tried cheese stick twice this week & the nausea was just mind numbing. Today I elimitthe dairy & im one. Definitely a learning process!

I am 11 weeks post op now and this issue has resolved. Most of my nausea now comes as a warning sign from my body telling me I need to eat.


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It started resolving for me around week 6 (this week) though my strongest aversions remain.

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Same here, cannot stand any veggies or anything sweet, basically cannot stand anything if it is not meat or dairy. The surgery was 3/3/17


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