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I am currently 23 days post VSG and down almost 27lbs. I was a complete rockstar with my liquid diet Protein, and Water goals, but I started the pureed portion last Wed, I was shocked that I had absolutely zero pleasure or “this tastes good” after eating. I’ve been highly surprised by this and have looked up quite a few studies how Bariatric surgery alters hormones in the gut and brain that cause this satisfaction from meals. I was never a large overeater, but I did consider myself a Foodie. My tastebuds have also completely changed and things that I used to love such as coffee and certain Protein Shakes all taste horrible to me. Has anyone else experienced this? I know some of my meals would normally taste good to me, but everything is completely unappealing and I force myself to eat. Has anyone experienced their tastes coming back to once they once were, or feeling satisfied with a meal?

On another note, it appears that some of the studies show that patients that had these taste changes were more successful in the long run keeping the weight off and the total amount lost was higher.

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yes - it's pretty common. Eating was a chore for the first five months or so. Unfortunately it didn't last since it was pretty easy to lose weight when I had no interest in food!

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Don’t worry your taste buds will return as will your enjoyment off food. I wasn’t hungry or interested in eating for quite some time after surgery. When I did eat everything tasted bland. I also became sensitive to certain flavours which became unpleasant & overly strong. Even certain textures were off putting. Foods I used to enjoy were disgusting. The first time I ate asparagus, which I loved, I thought I would vomit. It does pass.

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I am almost 3 months out from my bypass and food tastes even worse now. Very few things taste good to me. It is a struggle.

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