Have your tastes for certain foods changed after your surgery?

on 9/21/20 1:43 pm

I am just curious, for those of you that are post operative weight loss surgery. Have you found that some foods you loved before surgery, you no longer like the taste of and some foods you didn't like before surgery you now love? (I have not had weight loss surgery yet so I am wondering.)

on 9/21/20 3:23 pm

Some overly super sweet things I am not a fan of anymore and while I craft sweet things, I usually go for the naturally sweetened things and they satiate my need.

When looking at the labels, it's so funny that sometimes the "no sugar added" (to me) tastes way better, now.

on 9/21/20 3:44 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Soup is to salty, fruit is to sweet, decaf coffee i almost drink it plain, and greasy foods make me nauseous. I love vegetables, fish, eggs, water, and my protein shakes. Everything has changed for me, but in a good way.

on 9/21/20 5:44 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

my taste didn't really change in the sense of things I loved before I hate now and vice versa, but my sense of taste became more intense. Sweet things tasted sweeter; spicy things tasted spicier. I don't notice it anymore, though (I've five years out). Not sure if that intensity went away or if I just got used to it.

on 9/22/20 3:43 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I have heard of that but it didn't happen to me.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 9/22/20 8:02 am

I use to love pasta with lots of garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes and basil but now I can't stand garlic or basil which makes me sad because I ate that combo all the time with Buffalo Mozzarella and tomato slices.

Cathy H.
on 9/22/20 12:31 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

They did for me. It's a side effect of anesthesia. In particular it affected how beverages tasted to me. My favorite Crystal Light tasted gross, and coffee...my beloved coffee...tasted awful. It took 6 months for me to find a cold beverage that I liked, and as long to find a coffee that tasted okay.

Just about the time things started improving, I had a hysterectomy, and whammo...taste buds messed up again due to anesthesia. Apparently, I'm one of the people it affects a lot.

So, I've learned to expect weirdness after surgeries if I have general anesthesia. Four years later, I can finally drink my Crystal Light flavor again (Peach Mango Green Tea), and I have found a few coffee flavors that taste good to me.

I'm still hyper-sensitive to sweet, so I don't use nearly the sweeteners that I did before, and I have to use extra water in my Crystal Light to cut the sweetness. I figure that's a positive, though!

My taste for savory foods was never affected, so there's that.

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 9/22/20 2:28 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I love almost all fish now, though I only tolerated a few mild types previously. I also crave coffee where I used to drink a cup or 2 in the am purely for the caffeine. I don't like fried food or pasta nearly as much but that may be because it tends to not do well in my digestive system.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 SW: 185 GW: 125 LW: 113 Desired maintenance range: 120-123 CW: 120 (after losing 20 lb. regain)!

on 9/28/20 11:36 am
Oh my yes! I remember the saying "it isn't brain surgery" to mean that we need to continue to deal with our issues and watch what we eat....but I pretty much disagree. I think that it changes your digestive track (gut-brain). And there is a part of just doing without something for a long time you can get over an addiction. I used to be addicted to diet coke, but had to stop before surgery, but I would still hear the pop top and the sizzle and miss it, no more. I think it is gross and chemical and would never drink now. I got into and love kale and sweet potatoes and things I never thought I liked before. But old things I liked don't taste the same. I think at least in the US they use a lot of chemicals and fake sweetener and flavors and now I can taste them. Also, I can't handle sweets the same as before surgery because of hypoglycemia. So that keeps me away from really sugary things. I think if you want the surgery that it is a big deal and you should plan to change your diet and your exercise (movement). If not, don't get the surgery. If you can do it for yourself, don't do the surgery. I have friends who just kept drinking pop and eating fast food and they gained all their weight back. I have friends who got into addictions, like alcohol, and it killed them. If you are taking the step to help yourself be healthier....plan to continue for the rest of your life...