Unfortunately you can still binge if you try really hard when you have a lap band... it just hurts a hell of a lot more!
I am in New Zealand for a couple of weeks doing a one-off freelance job for my old company and I am now 100% positive that I made the right decision to quit my job. The moment I got here I started stuffing my mouth with food, and if I am not eating, I am obsessing about eating.
I always thought I had a problem with controlling my eating while I travel, but I think my recent 3 month holiday where I only gained 2 kilos proves that isn't the case. It's not travelling that makes me want to overeat, it is unhappiness.
I have felt nothing but scared, stressed and inadequate from the second I started this job and when I travel the stress increases, the loneliness amplifies and the mini bar is free- which is a dangerous combination.
After this freelance job has finished I am so ready for a fresh start.