To all of the newbies, stick with the diet strickly, it is worth it! I have been gluten-free now for 2 1/2 years. If you read my bio you know I was suffering bad when I first come to this site. It's hard for me to believe now how much pain and how stressed my system was. It took me a good 2 years of recovery, the first year being the hardest. Now I am back in the gym lifting heavy weights and no longer feeling the aches in my tendons, joints or bones!! I can jog again. Not only do I have energy for workouts but I can sleep at night too....I know how rough that was. Stick with it, don't cheat....embrace what you can do and what you can have, it will make the difference!