How Often Should I Reboot?

By: Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist


Perhaps you’ve just completed your Reboot; you feel amazing and are thinking: I’d really like to do this again, and soon! When is the healthiest time for your next juicy adventure?

Team Reboot’s nutritionists got together to create this guide for you. Keep in mind that everyone’s needs are different, and this guide is meant as a general roadmap, not individual recommendations. You are welcome to wait longer between Reboots, but generally we feel that the suggestions below reflect the quickest recommended turnaround between Reboots. It may not be ideal to Reboot sooner because the Reboot includes only fruits, vegetables, herbs/spices, and over an extended period of time, you may miss out on other important nutrients required for sustaining health. If you follow a modified Reboot that includes healthy, complete plant-based meals (like with legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains) the guidelines may differ depending on the details of your day to day diet.

If you are unsure when to Reboot next, are taking medications or have completed or plan to embark on an extended Reboot, please consult with your doctor. If you have any nutrition related questions please find us in the Ask the Nutritionist forum.

Here is a timeline based on our current plans:
Long Weekend Reboot (3 days) – Once a month
Express Reboot (5 days) – Every 2 months
Quick Start Reboot (10 days) – Every 3 months
Classic Reboot (15 days) – Every 3 months

*For a 30 day Reboot – every 6 months
**For a 60 day Reboot - once a year

Please note both of these extended Reboots (30 day, 60 day) should be done under the supervision of a doctor, even if you do not take medication or have a health condition.

How often do you Reboot? We would love to hear from you!

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Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist

Stacy is a Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition and an Integrative Nutritionist. She consults for various companies, focusing on health, wellness and innovative strategies to help increase individual’s fruit and vegetable intake. Stacy is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist; she holds a BS degree in Dietetics from Indiana University, completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, in Boston, MA, with more than 20 years of experience. Stacy created and now serves as project manager and lead writer for nutrition services content on the Dana Farber website and the affiliated, nationally recognized nutrition app. Stacy is regularly featured on TV, radio, print and social media on behalf of Dana Farber and other organizations. Together with her husband, Dr. Russell Kennedy PsyD, they have a private practice, Wellness Guides, LLC. Stacy is an adjunct professor in Wellness and Health Coaching at William James College, currently teaching a graduate course in Health Coaching. Stacy is featured in the award winning documentary films, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2,” and serves on the Reboot with Joe Medical Advisory Board. Stacy lives in Wellesley with her husband, two sons and three dogs. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking and spending time with friends and family. Stacy is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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