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So i had surgery about 23 days ago, and as of Monday of last week, I was able to start my soft food diet. Everything was going extremely well and nothing hurt my stomach or didn’t agree with me. Up until maybe 3-4 days ago, every single thing I take a bite of or eat, I get extremely disgusted and repulsed by it. It could be foods that I have eaten in the past week that agreed with me and i loved, or even new foods. I take about 1-2 bites and I cannot continue because of how grossed out I get. I still make sure to drink my Water, my Protein Shakes and take my Vitamins but it does make it a lot more challenging to hit my daily Protein goal. Is this something that would be considered normal at this stage? Has anybody else experienced this and have any advice on what to do?

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On 12/15/2021 at 10:35, MiniGastricBypassDude said:



Hi! Which surgery did you have?


I had the gastric bypass surgery

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1 minute ago, skinnyqueen22 said:

I had the gastric bypass surgery

OK, that could be normal, then. While our bypasses are different, the change in the intestine is a bumpy ride for a while. I could eat everything right after I was cleared for solids. I've gone far more low-fat later on, otherwise it's disgusting to me. Etc.

Monitor the situation, but don't stress, I what I'd say. Maybe someone else knows more!

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On 12/15/2021 at 10:41, MiniGastricBypassDude said:






OK, that could be normal, then. While our bypasses are different, the change in the intestine is a bumpy ride for a while. I could eat everything right after I was cleared for solids. I've gone far more low-fat later on, otherwise it's disgusting to me. Etc.



Monitor the situation, but don't stress, I what I'd say. Maybe someone else knows more!


Okay! Thank you!!! I was just nervous I was doing something wrong or something had happened!

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10 minutes ago, skinnyqueen22 said:

Okay! Thank you!!! I was just nervous I was doing something wrong or something had happened!

Again, always good to give the team a call to be sure! But yeah. Week 2, and my Protein Shakes had no way of going down. Had to get sugarfree powder instead etc.

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I wasn't repulsed by food, but for the first five months or so, I was never hungry and didn't give a flip about food. I kinda wish that would have never ended because it was so easy to lose weight when I had no hunger and zero interest in food. Sigh.

if you're worried, call your clinic. I'm guessing it's probably normal, though.

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I had VSG and really struggled towards the end of the soft food phases. I was so tired of the same bland, mushy crap that it got really hard to eat. I started thickening things and bulking up the texture, essentially accelerating the last couple of phases a bit, just to be able to eat. As others have said, check with your team, but I don't think its at all unusual. Thankfully, this is just for a short period of time and you will be able to eat "normally" again eventually!

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Yes, food aversions following gastric bypass are common. Here's a page that lists some studies: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21197604/

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food aversions can happen to either bypass or sleevers. Some of us experience a temporary change to our sense of taste & smell which makes certain foods turn our tummies. For others it can be a textural change that makes us go blah!. Then it can be just our tummy being fussy. I often could eat something one day but the next day it was disgusting. And there were certain things I used to enjoy eating pre surgery like certain vegetables, that for a couple of months were awful. It all seems to settle in time.

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