food addiction is truly my problem...
there is a history of alcoholism in my family and I'm convinced that the gene that caused their challenges with liquor affects me with food...
I binge, obsessively at times. That's no different than a drinking binge except I can purge (but I haven't done that in ages). A cousin also has a food addiction. He somehow hid it and got a lap band. He's eaten around it and has gained weight since the surgery.

All of that was the say that the surgeries are not the answer for everyone.