I have lived in different cities and found that depending where I lived has helped me control my weight.  When I was living in Vancouver apartments downtown I was always around fast food.   When I moved to Calgary and was living in the suburbs in my Calgary apartments there was a lot less food options available to me.  For me, when i finally moved to Edmonton a friend suggested i look at Edmonton apartments

near a gym.   I found a place close to a gym with minimal fast food

joints around me.  I am weak when i see tasty food, but as long as its

not in front of me I found I was able to resist it.