First of all, I'm sorry that this has you so down. I understand how much the scale can affect us, but please try your hardest to see it as a tool that helps you figure things out, not a definition of your own worth, okay?
: You will gain a little weight in Phase 2 as you try to figure things out, but it will come RIGHT OFF
when you figure it out, and you'll start losing more and more, so it's TOTALLY
Trust me on this one, okay?
I gained about 8 pounds in my first three weeks of Phase 2 as I tried to figure things out. Like someone on here said, I thought you could add it all during the first week, so I did!
(my only excuse is that we attended an unexpected funeral in Wisconsin that week and my mind wasn't on my diet as much as it should have been...I brought food with me and totally stuck to the plan, but I didn't read the book very carefully, obviously!!!!) So, as I noticed that I had gained a couple pounds, I started taking away fruit and starch servings. I was eating three starches and two fruits the first week. I went down to two starches and two fruit the second week, then down to two starches and one fruit the third week, and finally, during the fourth week, when I ate one starch and one fruit, I lost! The eight pounds came off lickety split and I lost another 69 pounds by the end of that year (about 6 months). Don't stress this part, hon, as hard as it is, okay?
important point: just because you gained a pound after two days of eating bread does NOT
mean you can't eat bread!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot stress this enough!!!!!!!!! You don't know if it's the specific brand you are trying, the time of day you are eating it, what you are (or aren't) eating it with, or if something else is affecting it! For instance, three weeks of Phase 1 is a week too long...and it might have affected your metabolism a bit. People who stay on P1 longer than 2 weeks eventually see weight gain, and that might be what you are seeing, completely unrelated to the bread! You might have gained more if you hadn't eaten the bread!
Try the bread for the rest of the week. Consider eating it at a different time of day or with something different. Remember what Dr. A said about having a fat, a protein, or an acid with the bread to make it enter your system more slowly. But perhaps you can have a slice of 2% fat cheese instead of PB? It has less calories and that might help, if calories is the issue. I find that I can't lose if I eat starches in the morning. But if I eat them at lunch or after, I'm fine.
Each body's different, so work with yours and find out what you need.
If you find that you are still gaining at the end of the week, consider trying something different (a different starch or even a fruit, especially low GI ones like berries, which are also in season now and especially yummy!
), or try a different bread. You may have one with a bit more sugar in it than your system can handle. There are some out there that have no sugar, Ezekial 6:9 bread comes to mind (it's really yummy!), and others that have a bit less than the Pep. Farm kind. Look for Monk Bread, something that is 100% Whole Wheat (check to make sure it has no enriched flour), or perhaps something a bit different like WW pitas or tortillas. I'd be really surprised if you can't have any form of bread.
Keep us posted, My3, and don't give up now...as a friend told me last night OA, "Don't give up before the miracle happens!"