I think the great thing about the lap band is that it makes you feel full faster. It means you can live your life and eat what you want and your body will tell you when to stop. Ideally this would happen for everyone naturally, but the lap band "resets" this impulse I guess would be one way of saying it, and I think that's fantastic.
I know that, as an athlete, while I was training, I needed to and did eat a lot more, so my stomach expanded. When I stopped training, like in the off-season, it would take awhile for my body to reset itself from burning 4,000 calories a day to 2,000. My stomach thought it needed my old diet, but I just wasn't burning the same amount of calories. So I always gained a little weight before things evened out again. It can be really, really tough to retrain your stomach on your own.
Jexter, I agree with you. Caroline I don't think necessarily needed to lose weight but she does look good with it off. But like you said, I wouldn't have looked at her before as someone who needed to lose weight. Lauren, I don't see as obese either but throughout the seasons, I think it's clear that when her weight is higher she comes off as less happy. So for her happiness's sake I do hope she keeps the weight off. Or, even better, she makes peace with her body and then it doesn't contribute to her happiness as much.