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Anyone having Issues with their smell and tastebuds. Smelling food right now makes me ucky and my tastebuds are totally off. Nothing tastes as it should which makes it very hard to eat my puree menu. I get down but it's struggle. Anyone else experience this?

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My senses of smell and taste are also altered (I eben smell people and animals differently If it doesn't smell right i won't even bother to be near it

Is there anything on your plan that doesn't bother you? Try sticking to that.

Good Luck 💜

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It’s common for the surgery to cause sensory changes and alter taste and smell. I don’t think anyone really knows why. It’s probably tied to gut hormones and the nervous system.

I remember reading 97% of people experiencing sensory change of one kind or another. But not always the same. Some people have heightened senses (ie things tasting overly sweet) altered senses or reduced. It’s probably seen as a tool to aid in weight loss.

For me personally i lost my ability to properly taste food, long before I had surgery. My sense of taste and smell reduced/altered. Which makes me think it is hormone and nervous system. It# hard to find anything palatable.

I cant say for certain but I’d think majority of patients find their senses normalize over time. Keep looking for things that you can tolerate the smell/taste of.

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Everything for the next 6-12months while in deep losing mode should be eating to tolerate and fuel your body and losses. There will be time enough for living the rest of your life with appealing food that smells and tastes good to you. And yep, it's very common to experience this. I think it has to do with ketosis and the acetoacetoacetate that is a by-product of lipolysis (fat burning). It is a type of "vinegar" or weak acid and changes smell and taste. Drink lots of Water and it will help!!! Heal well!!

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