We are also struggling to lose excess weight and it’s coming off slowly. I guess it took years to put it there and patience along with the exercise and diet would help? If you are really going on any kind of “Vegan” diet be sure to check your vitamin levels beforehand because CD/GS makes us more likely to be deficient and needing supplementing to restore. Any veggie only diet will not give you all the vitamins and minerals needed because some vitamins like B-12 are only gotten from eating meat/poultry and fish or from taking sublingual supplements. Maybe check with Dr. O for an opinion and help with the tests or supplements first?