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Good day: my surgery was 3/23. I had a Gastric Bypass. I am having issues with no enjoying pre surgery foods. Any one having any of the same?

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I felt similar to you. Hang in there, you will find new favorites or old ones that work for you. Right now you are newly healing. Follow your plan, but mostly just get your Water in and the Protein. Many of us find stuff tastes differently from before. There’s several threads on crystal lite and sucrose. Many of us find warm tea, Soups, or broth more comfortable in our bellies early on too.

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The biggest changes I noticed was an aversion to certain spicy foods that I didn't have before - I used to love this buffalo chicken pizza my local pizza place made. Several months after surgery I tried a bite and it was WAY too spicy when before it didn't bother me at all.

Also the taste of soda disgusts me now and I used to drink gallons of it.

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28 minutes ago, Tufflaw said:

Also the taste of soda disgusts me now and I used to drink gallons of it.

I am truly hoping I lose the desire altogether for Dt Coke!! I drank way to many of those things each day. That saying, I have not had but 1 Dt Coke in a week. So I think Om doing good with that at the minute and so far it doesnt bother me too bad. I do miss the fizz of it tho.

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It is not uncommon for your taste buds &/or sense of smell to change or become more sensitive after surgery. It’s temporary but it can make it a challenge to find foods that don’t turn your tummy. Many of us find our old favourites taste disgusting, or overly sweet or salty. A lot of us suggest you don’t buy your pre surgery shakes in bulk as you may hate the brand or flavour after surgery. It was many weeks into solid food before I could tolerate my favourite vegetables (asparagus, sugar snap peas & broccolini) again. Can also be a blessing. Finding things excessively sweet helped take away a lot of my desire for sweet food. Used to eat something sweet every day now only a couple of times a year.

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I'm not sure how temporary the irritating smells thing is because when I'm fatigued, stressed, sick, in pain, or in any other way out of sorts I'm very sensitive to smells.

Honestly I don't know if this is as a result of surgery or just what I call 'part of the joy of being me.' It did start with my WLS surgery. It's certainly nothing to vex about at worst it's usually mild and passes quickly.

Good luck,

Tek

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8 hours ago, Tufflaw said:

The biggest changes I noticed was an aversion to certain spicy foods that I didn't have before - I used to love this buffalo chicken pizza my local pizza place made. Several months after surgery I tried a bite and it was WAY too spicy when before it didn't bother me at all.

Also the taste of soda disgusts me now and I used to drink gallons of it.

Thank Goodness about some aversions right? But I looove Chobani yogurt now it tastes nasty!

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my tastes didn't really change, it just got more intense for awhile. Spicy things tasted spicier; sweet things tasted sweeter. It was temporary, though - either that, or I just got used to it.

I pretty much lost my interest in food, though - as well as my sense of hunger - for about five months. Although it was weird to get used to, I wish it'd never come back. It was so much easier to lose weight when I didn't give a flip about food!

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Oh wow funny how people have different experiences. I must say I miss food! Im happy to have the procedure but feels strange!

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