Hi All, just wanted to encourage people that weight loss is possible. I have been overweight for years and also had worsening IBS that was a nightmare. In June I decided to go gluten free. Along with going caffeine free, eating low sugar and very little dairy and doing an early morning fitness boot camp 3 times a week I have lost 52llbs to date and dropped 2 dress sizes - Huzzah! I am using the My Fitness Pal app on my iphone to track my food, weight and exercise . I have 54 llbs to lose to reach my goal and feel confident that I will make it next year. I feel 100% better gluten free but I am am really strict about about having zero gluten in my diet. So don't give up - it can be done! Merry Christmas!