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10 weeks post mini bypass and I cannot seem to eat anything as majority of food has an off putting of odour attached to it

living on plain biscuits and coffee made with frothed Protein milk

anyone else experience this , very very disenchanted , have tried loads of foods but nothing is working

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Most meat still smells good to me but some is offputting. I've found I can't eat it nor can I eat any fowl but that seems to be unusual. It's been a couple of years but it seemed a lot of foods didn't smell good to me but that's mostly gone away. I still eat pretty bland food but since food doesn't hold the same significance for me, I don't mind it.

Hope it improves for you!

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You seem to like and tolerate dairy products; if you're not tolerating meat maybe consider adding something like yogurt? How do you feel about eggs?

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Hi it not just meat it’s my perfume, coffee, anything that tends to have spice or flavor I don’t even have to eat it, all smells and tastes the same even Soup these are all foods I was tolerating inc eggs I basically eat bread, pears, hot milk and very plain biscuits anything else I will get sick some days I can eat a youhurt over a period of time any advice would be appreciated. I’m 3months po no just hope it I’ll pass soon

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4 minutes ago, Chopper1 said:

Hi it not just meat it’s my perfume, coffee, anything that tends to have spice or flavor I don’t even have to eat it, all smells and tastes the same even Soup these are all foods I was tolerating inc eggs I basically eat bread, pears, hot milk and very plain biscuits anything else I will get sick some days I can eat a youhurt over a period of time any advice would be appreciated. I’m 3months po no just hope it I’ll pass soon

This may be a stupid question but since this seems to be affecting your sense of smell...have you had COVID recently? Your sense of smell has a way of coming back in "phases" and I remember everything smelling weird for a few weeks after I had it.

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It is not uncommon for people to experience changes in their sense of taste and smell after bariatric surgery, particularly in the first few weeks and months following the procedure. Some people may find that certain foods, including meats, have a different smell or taste that they find unappealing. This can make it difficult to stick to a healthy diet and get enough Protein, which is important for recovery and maintaining muscle mass.

It's important to talk to your bariatric surgeon or dietitian about this issue, they may have some suggestions to help you overcome this problem. Some people find it helpful to try different cooking methods or seasonings to make meat more palatable, while others may need to experiment with different types of protein sources, such as eggs, fish, or plant-based options.

Also, it's important to note that it can take time for your sense of taste to adjust and it's not uncommon for it to take a few months for your taste buds to adjust to the new diet. Some people may find that it helps to eat smaller, more frequent meals and to chew food thoroughly to help with digestion.

Keep in mind that it's important to be patient and persistent with your diet, as it can take time for your body to adjust to the changes after surgery. And also, don't hesitate to reach out to your surgeon or dietitian for guidance and support.

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