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Back in November of 2022, I had COVID. I completely lost my sense of smell - seriously, I could not even smell garlic or coffee. Gradually, some of my sense of smell has come back to me over the last year but not completely and also, not accurately. For example, my husband, friends and I all got on an elevator after someone had been in it with a particularly overpowering perfume. They all smelled perfume, I smelled only alcohol. It smelled like a hospital to me.

This has really impacted my food consumption. I've lost 45 lbs. Granted, I needed to lose it - but a lot of the reason is because I just don't want to eat anymore. About the only things I can taste are coffee, tuna, tacos and pickles. Thank heaven for tacos. Even when I can't taste the veggies and cheese in them, I can taste the spice and I like the crunchy texture. 🌮🌮🌮

I need to throw a couple of emergency tacos in my purse! 🍽
Thank the gods you can still taste coffee and enjoy tacos!

You may already know this, but you can « retrain your brain » to get your sense of smell (and taste) back.

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COVID-19 doesn’t appear to damage olfactory nerves or taste buds directly – it only affects the cells that support your olfactory nerves.

Your body is great at rebuilding nerve support cells. Over time, the ones supporting your olfactory nerves should completely heal themselves.

However, it’s possible you may need to retrain your brain to interpret signals it hasn’t experienced for a while.

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So, how can you train your senses to smell again after COVID-19? Smell therapy can help – the process involves smelling different strong scents for at least 20 seconds while thinking about memories and experiences involving the scent. We generally recommend rose, lemon, clove and eucalyptus essential oils because the smells are strong and distinctive.

Just keep in mind that it can take three months or longer to notice improvements with smell therapy. It’s important to stick with it.

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Thank the gods you can still taste coffee and enjoy tacos!

You may already know this, but you can « retrain your brain » to get your sense of smell (and taste) back.

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Wow, I had absolutely no idea so this was really helpful! I guess I'm one of those people whose sense of smell is taking a long time to recuperate. I think I have gradually moved thorough the first 3 stages starting with Anosmia and then Hyposmia and now both Hyposmia coupled with Parosmia. I will try some exercises retraining my sense of smell after reading this.
 
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I'm not having noodles for dinner tonight. But I will be thinking about them.



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Go easy on those mimosas, guys!

Eww. This post was written with the assistance of AI. I mean why? They couldn't have a real person write a whole paragraph?
 
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Eww. This post was written with the assistance of AI. I mean why? They couldn't have a real person write a whole paragraph?
I think I'm gonna vomit...
 
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I've been suggesting this since I was a kid. (I was always asking for 2 sides: small fries and small onion rings. Mom wouldn't have it!)

Burger King Drops New French Fries and Onion Rings Combo
You’ll never have to be torn between fries or onion rings again, with Burger King's latest menu item: Have-sies.

Starting Oct. 12, customers can order Have-sies: a side order of half French fries, half onion rings. The ideal combo for indecisive guests, the new item is available a la carte or as part of a small, medium or large value meal.
I like the name: Have-sies. Clever marketing team...
 

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One is never torn. Onion rings are the preferred option. Your fries will never sit on the Iron Throne.
 
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The Iron Throne has lots of pointy bits, like there's metallic french fries stuck into it. It has no round or ring bits.

So I love potatoes. And I love onions. I am blended, not torn!
 

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Well made fries are wonderful, but you can’t find good fries in fastfood places anymore. They may never have been the best, but they’ve become even worse over the years it seems. Maybe it’s my imagination (and maybe it’s different in the US) but each restaurant had different fries here, but now it seems as if they all get their bags of frozen junk from the same place. They get cold really fast and are tasteless.
 

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Well made fries are wonderful, but you can’t find good fries in fastfood places anymore.
We're talking about fries and onion rings FROM BURGER KING. Anyone expecting quality food in this case is just looking for trouble. For me it's about the ease of purchase and speed.