It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diet & Nutrition Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Posts: 115
andrea32225 HB Userandrea32225 HB Userandrea32225 HB User
why doesn't food taste good anymore?

Just a bit of background for you - I have serious back issues that have pretty much kept me in bed 90% of the time for the last couple of months. One surgery down, another probably to come in December. The only meds I'm on now are two painkillers and Valium.

I'm 38, female, and on leave from work. Over the last couple of months, I've lost 20 pounds from just not eating. I want to eat, but nothing smells/looks/tastes good. I'm trying chicken noodle soup now and even it doesn't work too good. I keep my blood sugar up by drinking gatorade - it's gotten too low a couple times I know and caused me to pass out one night.

I've tried my favorite foods (wonton soup, fried rice, pizza), but so far the only thing I can handle more than a few bites at a time of is applesauce, and I know that's not exactly the kind of diet I need. Does anyone have any advice for getting me "over the hump" so to speak and able to eat normally again?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-12-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 64
marrie12 HB Usermarrie12 HB User
Re: why doesn't food taste good anymore?

Hi I am sorry to hear that you are struggling right now. It sounds like you are in an emotional state, your past surgery and the one coming up, your quality of life is not what you would like it to be so it's not wonder that you don't feel like eating and that the taste is not there. First of all, make sure you have people around you whether it be friends or family, short visits from loved ones can work wonders. Also it's okay if you only eat small amounts, don't push yourself to eat more however eat more times a day, eat snacks and make sure you are drinking plenty of water, it's important to stay hydrated. Do you have someone taking care of you? Try not to focus on eating but instead focus on positive things in your life, things you enjoy, such as music, books etc., this will help you through this difficult time. I am not an expert or anything I am just speaking from personal experience and what has worked for me when I am was in a similar situation. I was dealing with a stressful situation and I had become dehydrated and was losing weight I was not really eating and of course hardly drinking any water at all. For me family, friends and prayer pulled me through. Prayer is a very powerful tool. Please take care and let me know if any of this is helpful to you.
Marrie12

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Allergic to Wheat, and tons of other food allergies. Need diet help badly! Rockndrums07 Diet & Nutrition 15 12-13-2010 01:37 PM
Can too much cayenne pepper/chili cause food intolerances? dreamkatcha Diet & Nutrition 2 11-03-2009 11:06 AM
organic-food-vs.-non-organic-which-is-better nascargirl74 Diet & Nutrition 5 05-01-2008 03:11 AM
Food combining: do these rules make sense? fox1 Diet & Nutrition 3 12-30-2007 09:58 PM
Food Additives in Campbell and Prego inetizen Diet & Nutrition 10 09-06-2007 01:48 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:55 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!