To add to what Tish said, after you identify that your oatmeal and your fruit choice doesn't cause you issues - you can then try eating a serving of both ON the same day. See how you do with the scale. If all okay then try either a new fruit or a new grain. Odds are you can keep one serving of fruit in your diet daily. The bigger question is how many servings of grains you can tolerate (ie daily vs every other day vs multiple). You can experiment with adding a second serving of fruit but I would wait for awhile (ie until you have been entrenched in this phase).
Please note - this phase 1.5 is really what we consider phase 2. The original book had described phase 2 adding in multiple servings which most people ended up gaining from. So when the newest edition of the book came out, Dr A had warned that not everyone can tolerate multiple servings and still lose. The SB Community basically coined the term 1.5 to represent this slowed down phase.
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