Someone said :
Go on a diet and take exercise.
There are certain medical conditions that cause excess weight but there are better means to regain control than invasive surgery.
Maybe add a poll?
I think it is very easy to say go on diet, but candidates for lap band surgery are on completely different scale and a sense of hopelessness kicks in. I don't honestly know if this type of surgery is the answer but it's not a simple matter of diet, exercise can present major challenges ( breathlessness and chafing to mention a couple) I think we should be offering people who would like to change as much support as possible.