I am sorry that it was so difficult for you, I can relate as I did this diet in Yeshiva in Israel. I had to cook all of my own food and do my own shopping. It took a lot of time. The biggest challenge for me was that everyone else was able to easily eat regular food and all the goodies like cakes, candies, chocolate, popcorn, soda, etc. all stuff easily without thinking twice and I was always sitting there with my own food. There are many emotional things too such as standing out, and everyone inquires about why I am eating such food, when I just want to be left alone and not have to tell everyone that I have chrons. I am not sure what you mean when you say that it gets easier after 6 weeks. If you mean that its easier to have self control regarding being around other food and parties, so when new parties and occasions come up, it gets a bit easier because you get used to it, but its something that does take self control. What helped me was that everytime I was around other food and chose not to eat it, there is a feeling of taking care of myself. Similar to going on a diet to lose weight, its hard but rewarding. This diet does wonders and works magic. Its literally one of the greatest things out that that someone figured out how to beat this thing. sometimes it feels like we are doing a lot and not seeing the rewards of it, but deep down we know what the alternative is, whether taking more serious medicine, or rushing to the washroom, or tons of pain, or whatever else it may be. The advice is to do the diet. If you feel that it would be too hard to do while you go on your summer vacation then start later, just know that there may be some concequences for that choice. Also know, once you start it, you gotta keep to it. as apposed to each time you are at a party being able to cheat a bit...So I would suggest, take a paper and write down some of your motovations for it, to always have around for when it gets hard. This diet has changed my life physically, mentally, and emotionally and was one of the best things for me. I am not belittling the hardship of it, but it is extremely rewarding and the payoff is tremendous!!