Gastric bypass is still helping many people who’ve suffered from obesity lose weight quicker than they ordinarily would have without the surgery. And as time goes on, new and interesting discoveries keep happening to show the benefits of how it’s helping those with weight issues. While we’ve always helped promote the idea of sustaining a healthy diet after gastric bypass is done (along with an exercise program), there could be something else at play now that’s helping people even more.
According to a new British study reported on Medscape, many people are starting to lose their sense of taste for certain unhealthy foods after having a gastric bypass. In the study, it’s said that an astounding 97% of the people observed had an overall drop in appetite, with many others saying certain foods tasted differently than they did before. Others said that the gastric bypass even made them have changes in the scent of food.
While some who love the art of eating might find this a detriment, those suffering from obesity might find it a gift. According to the above study, it appears that gastric bypass is affecting the gut-hormone and one’s central nervous system. Even if more studies are going to be needed to determine how accurate these findings are, it has to be considered encouraging.
The reason is because the results are much more dramatic on weight loss in the long run, especially in relation to no longer desiring foods that are notorious for causing weight gain.
Which Foods Are Being Affected?
Based on the new study, it appears that many of those studied cited various meats as being one of the foods that tasted differently after a gastric bypass. This included some of the standard culprits to weight gain, particularly bacon and beef. Taste had also been averted in many junk foods that put on the pounds, including pastries, ice cream, and potato chips. What’s more encouraging is that fewer in the study showed any taste aversions to fruit and vegetables, hence giving a stronger incentive to eat healthier.
Yes, much of this seems so fortuitous in helping people eat better after having a gastric bypass. Whether just a happy accident, the study also notes that it fluctuated in many of the case studies until sometimes resetting.
Regardless of the results, it shows how important a healthy lifestyle is after having any bariatric surgery. Here at Desert Surgical & Bariatric Specialists, we try to help all our patients work with dieticians and other specialists to make sure they maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle following any of our bariatric procedures. This also requires personal commitment in advance from you since others can’t force you to make decisions.
Contact us for a consultation with our Dr. Ramy Awad so he can discuss which bariatric surgery may be right for you. With these interesting new studies above for gastric bypass, it may be showing just how much more successful bariatric surgery can be in helping weight loss faster than once thought. Regardless, we still want you to eat and enjoy food with a moderated approach so you can enjoy life to the fullest.