Post Bariatric surgery TIP 11
Why am I not enjoying Spices in my Food
After weight loss surgery, there are some important lifestyle changes that you are recommended to do for the surgery to be a success. Diet is one of the major changes that you do. Questions about how much and what to eat are on top of your mind then. Spices are an integral part of Indian cooking. Be it pepper or garam masala, you would like to know if you can eat them. Although spices are not heavy in fat or sugar, it is observed that many people are not able to enjoy their spicy food the same way as before the obesity surgery/ bariatric surgery.
Spices are considered an irritant, and after weight loss surgery, your stomach becomes a lot more sensitive than before the surgery. After surgery, during the time of healing, exposure to spices like pepper, chilli powder, paparika can cause a lot of indigestion and pressure on the stomach. This can cause a lot of discomfort during the healing process. So when your surgeon advices you the avoid spices, it is advantageous to follow. Although the reaction to spices varies from person to person, the conclusion observed is, that in the long run, love for spicy food is not worth the suffering it gives you. Still if your craving for spicy food persists consult your nutritionist to find out ways to use stomach friendly ingredients that enhances flavor without the spiciness.