I am seriously thinking about having a band over the summer - want to lose 3-4 stone but can't have a balloon because I take anti-inflammatories and would have to stop them which I can't. My husband and I like to go out for lunch a lot - just us or with friends and I'm worried that it will never be the same if I'm going to sit there making others feel awkward while I eat my little something with no drink. Please tell me I've got it wrong. I can cope with the prospect of have small meals but I don't want him to feel as if he's eating alone all the time. Will I really never be able to drink with a meal again? Can I have a starter and a small glass of wine?