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It seems like my sense of smell has gotten better since I stopped eating meat. Some scents I would never notice, like the smell of certain fruits, or cooking meat, now assault my nose and it's a little overwhelming sometimes, especially meat. Has anyone else had the same experience? Perhaps it's normal, or might it be all in my head? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:">
 

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I had noticed that too for awhile, and also not sure if there was a medical explanation or if it was in my head. I would go out walking every night and the smell of the car exhaust was very strong, and sometimes overwhelming. Not sure if it was a temporary thing or if I just got used to it.
 

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I think it's a normal occurrence but I don't think it's actually a physical change. Our whole perception of food changes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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@ Mojo- Ditto with the car exhaust! Though I don't wish to ever get used to it if I can help it.<br>
@ Limes- I totally agree. I'm slowly developing a new taste palate, so I guess that involves smelling as well.<br><br>
Thanks you all!
 

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I agree with the sensitivity towards the smell of meat. I think it's psychological. We teach ourselves that it's important we don't eat meat, so I guess whenever we smell meat we get extra alert. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Or maybe it's because we're not used to the smell and the taste of meat anymore, so it seems stronger to us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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