ww1646-34 I woke up and found that I had gained a pound, so I’ve reignited.

This means meat and veg for the rest of January. However, I think that being a bit extreme at first may, whether “detox” is meaningful in the context of dairy products or not, be necessary for habit change. At this point, “cheating” can easily mean giving up entirely.

I don’t really think that food is a weapon, but I think that planning meals for the week and making sure I have the ingredients on hand might help me succeed with my reignite. I think it had been getting easier to eat a meal of chicken and salad without whining. #2 son has gone back to school, so I don’t have to worry about him, and my husband often cooks for himself on a different schedule from mine (that 4:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. work schedule), so I can be quite selfish about it.

Salade Nicoise, Chicken Cacciatore, and chili sound better than broiled chicken, broiled salmon, and boiled eggs.

As for the detox concept, here’s what I found on the subject:

No evidence supports that harmful chemicals accumulate in the body (in fact, the liver and kidneys are pretty good at getting rid of bodily toxins). And even if toxins did accumulate in the body, there’s no reason to believe that these detox diets would get rid of them.

However, there is evidence that it takes several weeks to change habits, and habits are quite powerful. So, yeah, I’m reigniting and I will probably be whining for another 21 days.