Oh yes, I failed to mention that I lost weight going gluten free, also. I wasn’t overweight by much, but I lost my excess 12 pounds without effort.
Be careful going back on gluten after being off of it. I’ve heard horror stories of people going back on gluten and thinking they are fine for awhile, but then their previous symptoms came back worse than before and are then much more difficult to reverse than they were the first time.
You make a good point. I am tempted to think of it as all over, but have still avoided bread most all of the time. Rye bread and spelt does just fine. We just tend to find foods now which are gluten free, as a matter of how we live. It is neither the problem nor the bother we imagined.