So...you're wondering WHY did one little thing cause you to gain so MUCH!?!?!?!?!?!
OK, whenever you eat anything off protocol, no matter how small (or large) an amount, it floods your body with food that it can't deal with when the HHCG is actively flowing through your body.
So, according to Pounds & Inches pages 22 & 23 (see below), your blood volume increases to try to handle the extra food and causes a rise in weight.
Please understand that one gallon of water alone weighs over 8 pounds!!!
If your body needs to wash out the extra food, it will retain water to do that. The more it needs to wash, the more it retains the tool with which to do it. Will this go away? Yes! How soon? Depends on how much you added to your protocol amounts. Each is different.
Bottom line: it incurs costs, which show up on the scale as an increase. Cheating also triggers a vicious hunger cycle, which can begin immediately or, in many cases, manifest itself over the course of a few days. If you've eaten off-Protocol for any reason (social, religious, etc. -- it doesn't matter why), you will likely experience cravings and/or hunger.
Here is the quote from Dr. Simeons in case you want more info: Pounds & Inches pages 22 - 23 "Dietary Errors
Any interruption of the normal loss of weight which does not fit perfectly into one of those categories is always due to some possibly very minor dietary error. Similarly, any gain of more than 100 grams is invariably the result of some transgression or mistake, unless it happens on or about the day of ovulation or during the three days preceding the onset of menstruation, in which case it is ignored. In all other cases the reason for the gain must be established at once.
The patient who frankly admits that he has stepped out of his regimen when told that something has gone wrong is no problem. He is always surprised at being found out, because unless he has seen this himself he will not believe that a salted almond, a couple of potato chips, a glass of tomato juice or an extra orange will bring about a definite increase in his weight on the following day. Very often he wants to know why extra food weighing one ounce should increase his weight by six ounces.
We explain this in the following way: Under the influence of hCG the blood is saturated with food and the blood volume has adapted itself so that it can only just accommodate the 500 calories which come in from the intestinal tract in the course of the day. Any additional income, however little this may be, cannot be accommodated and the blood is therefore forced to increase its volume sufficiently to hold the extra food, which it can only do in a very diluted form.
Thus it is not the weight of what is eaten that plays the determining role but rather the amount of water which the body must retain to accommodate this food.
This can be illustrated by mentioning the case of salt. In order to hold one teaspoonful of salt the body requires one liter of water, as it cannot accommodate salt in any higher concentration. Thus, if a person eats one teaspoonful of salt his weight will go up by more than two pounds as soon as this salt is absorbed from his intestine. To this explanation many patients reply: Well, if I put on that much every time I eat a little extra, how can I hold my weight after the treatment?
It must therefore be made clear that this only happens as long as they are under hCG. When treatment is over, the blood is no longer saturated and can easily accommodate extra food without having to increase its volume. Here again the professional reader will be aware that this interpretation is a simplification of an extremely intricate physiological process which actually accounts for the phenomenon."
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