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I am 13 months post revision band to bypass and lately nothing seems to taste right. meat in particular tastes weird. I don’t have an issue eating it, it doesn’t get stuck or make me sick but it tastes and often smells weird. For example the lamb mince we ate tonight tasted very gamey. I used to love pork and would often order it when we went out but the last couple of times that hasn’t tasted right either!

At this rate I am going to end up vegetarian which could be a problem as there are a heap of veggies I hate ( the bitter ones) , don’t really like eggs ( I can do the yolks so long as they are runny) and only eat small quantities of cheese. On top of that if I try to turn my hubby veggie he will rebel!

I can’t live on yogurt nuts and seeds!

Has anyone else been through this and how did you deal with it?

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Yep, got the same thing, 6 months out MGB. Had it all the time, but got more extreme now. Things smell of, more aware of taste etc. Can't eat fish if it's not newly fished. Plus side is that I cannot stand junk food.

I try to eat what I like and I try to find new things to experience with to evolve my taste buds.

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my sense of taste got a lot more intense after surgery (it didn't change - as in there weren't things I liked before and didn't after - or vice versa - but everything just tasted more intense). I don't notice it anymore. Not sure if it eventually stopped or if I just got used to it.

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3 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

my sense of taste got a lot more intense after surgery (it didn't change - as in there weren't things I liked before and didn't after - or vice versa - but everything just tasted more intense). I don't notice it anymore. Not sure if it eventually stopped or if I just got used to it.

I just want to say that I appreciate that you still post here after 5 years. I learn a lot from you.

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Just now, Mello1 said:

I just want to say that I appreciate that you still post here after 5 years. I learn a lot from you.

thanks!! You just made my day!!

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4 hours ago, elcee said:

I can’t live on yogurt nuts and seeds!

Want to bet ...😎

Joking!

It maybe just be a temporary aversion. I began to develop food aversions (in 2018) and my NUT helped me create a rotating menu of featured Proteins so that I didn't get sick of things completely. I still rotate Protein sources weekly/ bi weekly.

In fact I gave up yogurt for 6+ months because I was tired of it and yogurt was my absolute go to food. I'm just starting to eat it again.

*Perhaps* for now go with what sits well and add items back little by little. And of course if your entire appetite is severely reduced for a long period, its time to touch base with your team.

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1 hour ago, Mello1 said:

I just want to say that I appreciate that you still post here after 5 years. I learn a lot from you.

1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

thanks!! You just made my day!!

I would also like to say THANK YOU for sharing your experiences and congratulate you for achieving something that I feel is the BIGGEST hurtle in weight loss, you have manages to keep your goal weight after almost 5 years, I find that amazing!

I never wanted WLS and tried just about everything available in the weight loss industry to avoid it, including attending a weight loss “boot camp”. Unfortunately, every time I lost weight; it slowly came back. When I encounter people like you it gives me hope.. 😎

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31 minutes ago, VIN_IN_AL said:

I would also like to say THANK YOU for sharing your experiences and congratulate you for achieving something that I feel is the BIGGEST hurtle in weight loss, you have manages to keep your goal weight after almost 5 years, I find that amazing!

I never wanted WLS and tried just about everything available in the weight loss industry to avoid it, including attending a weight loss “boot camp”. Unfortunately, every time I lost weight; it slowly came back. When I encounter people like you it gives me hope.. 😎

awww...thanks! You guys are making my day!

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5 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Want to bet ...😎

Joking!

It maybe just be a temporary aversion. I began to develop food aversions (in 2018) and my NUT helped me create a rotating menu of featured Proteins so that I didn't get sick of things completely. I still rotate Protein sources weekly/ bi weekly.

In fact I gave up yogurt for 6+ months because I was tired of it and yogurt was my absolute go to food. I'm just starting to eat it again.

*Perhaps* for now go with what sits well and add items back little by little. And of course if your entire appetite is severely reduced for a long period, its time to touch base with your team.

This is solid advice. Totally agree. I have a thing with certain foods where, for instance, if I eat tuna and find a bone or scale - it's no tuna for like 6 months at least. I eventually try again (hope for the best!). Definitely try foods cooked different ways, but if you just can't palate it right now, try again later!

I'm still pre-op (for the next 2 days) but it's a fear of mine I hope not to have to encounter.

Good luck 👍

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