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#1 dreambeingthin

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:44 PM

i have been reading a lot of post and i came to one question and i couldnt figured out why... i havent gotten my surgery yet but i do read it here and there that people are saying that they stink and have a stinky breath!:confused: why? i know they take a shower everyday and brush there teeth but why the smell? i dont want to stink or have a stinky breath that is scary!!!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:47 PM

hahahaha!!! I noticed with all the protein shakes I've been drinking my breath does smell ! I keep brushing my teeth and carrying gum ....its really weird.. lol...

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:48 PM

hahahaha!!! I noticed with all the protein shakes I've been drinking my breath does smell ! I keep brushing my teeth and carrying gum ....its really weird.. lol...


i use to take protein shake but i never notice the smell maybe i didnt realize my breath stink but thats scary skinny and stinky!! is a nono...

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:22 PM

Those in ketosis will have an odd odor about them.. once the weight loss slows it'll go away.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:23 PM

I call it "Stomach Breath" and I only feel that way in the AM before I brush. Don't sweat it, it really is a small thing :o)
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

Those in ketosis will have an odd odor about them.. once the weight loss slows it'll go away.


mistymee is there anyway to prevent that? so not everyone has it? :confused:

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:34 PM

hahaha no I totally understand :) I noticed it with me a lot in the beginning when I was still healing but wayyy less now and never after breakfast. Keep drinking lots of water and get all your fluids in and you should be able to chase it away if it does happen. However, I would guess that no matter what kind of "stomach breath" you get, it may not be half as bad as what you are smelling during your day. ;)
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

hahaha no I totally understand :) I noticed it with me a lot in the beginning when I was still healing but wayyy less now and never after breakfast. Keep drinking lots of water and get all your fluids in and you should be able to chase it away if it does happen. However, I would guess that no matter what kind of "stomach breath" you get, it may not be half as bad as what you are smelling during your day. ;)


marylou428 you have me laughing hard in my office i cant beat my smell to what i smell during the day!:D

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:41 PM

mistymee is there anyway to prevent that? so not everyone has it? :confused:


Not that I know of... it has to do with the rapid weight loss that happens early post op.. as that slow down, ketosis ends and that goes away.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:44 PM

Not that I know of... it has to do with the rapid weight loss that happens early post op.. as that slow down, ketosis ends and that goes away.
Breath mints will help, I suppose.


mistymee thanks for the 411!:D

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:01 PM

Kel, is right. Ketosis is the by-product of ketogenesis. The formation of ketone bodies from glycol through lipolysis. Glycol is stored in the liver and in fat cells as triacylglycerol. When we dont get our sugar from carbohydrates then our bodies turn to the sugar we have stored in fat cells. See Adkins diet. It is how we are able to lose weight so fast. Ketones produce a "sweet" odor in your breath..and a distinct smell in you urine. You can probably taste it in your mouth too. It is not a pleasant odor however. I am going through it right now and its nice to hear that it stops at some point.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

Kel, is right.


:D that NEVER gets old..:rolleyes::D hehehe..

Ketosis is the by-product of ketogenesis. The formation of ketone bodies from glycol through lipolysis. Glycol is stored in the liver and in fat cells as triacylglycerol. When we dont get our sugar from carbohydrates then our bodies turn to the sugar we have stored in fat cells. See Adkins diet. It is how we are able to lose weight so fast. Ketones produce a "sweet" odor in your breath..and a distinct smell in you urine. You can probably taste it in your mouth too. It is not a pleasant odor however. I am going through it right now and its nice to hear that it stops at some point.


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:44 PM

I have it as well , it sucks. Biotene mouthwash, and Smart Mouth also cut down on the funk from ketosis. One of the many side effects that you will have to deal with. I never leave home without mints!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:17 PM

I have it as well , it sucks. Biotene mouthwash, and Smart Mouth also cut down on the funk from ketosis. One of the many side effects that you will have to deal with. I never leave home without mints!


shadow well is that the price we have to pay to loss weight then it is soo:( but thanks goodness there is mints and mouthwash!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:21 PM

Wow, yesterday I learned not to chew gum post-op and today I'm learning I'll stink post-op for a while... another thing to not tell my husband until post-op ;)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:27 PM

Wow, yesterday I learned not to chew gum post-op and today I'm learning I'll stink post-op for a while... another thing to not tell my husband until post-op ;)


:P~~ Um.. you know about the massive PMS for a while, too right? My doctor said to apologize early and often, for a while...lololol...

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:31 PM

:P~~ Um.. you know about the massive PMS for a while, too right? My doctor said to apologize early and often, for a while...lololol...

But the tradeoffs are SO worth it!


PMS as in grouchy or PMS as in cramps? Either way, no I hadn't heard that, either. Wow, the less my husband knows the better ;)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

PMS as in grouchy or PMS as in cramps? Either way, no I hadn't heard that, either. Wow, the less my husband knows the better ;)


Grumpy... hormones are stored in our fat cells.. so when we lose weight rapidly, they start streaming through our blood, causing for some serious PMS symptoms. It doesn't effect everyone and women more than men (for obvious reasons)..

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:43 PM

Didn't effect me, thank the lord! LOL I am grumpy enough as is hehe jk I have been fine so far :)
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:12 PM

Also, not everyone can smell it. Only a small percentage of people can actually smell it. So if you can't your one of the lucky ones.

I tried to look at it as my body was working. And I was SO GLAD that most everyone else around me couldn't smell anything.
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