How to Reboot Without Losing Weight

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


Most Rebooters are seeking better health and wellness with more fruits and veggies and of course juicing! Many folks are looking to lose weight, while others who don’t have weight to lose, want to reap the important benefits of a Reboot followed by a healthy eating plan like:

  • Boost the number of fruit/vegetable servings you can ingest in a day
  • Break the cycle of unhealthy eating
  • Retrain your brain to crave fruits and vegetables
  • Manage your weight
  • Promote a lifestyle that will lower risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, macular degeneration, cognitive decline and mental illness including depression
  • Promote longevity
  • Decrease aches and pains in joints and muscles
  • Improve your immunity
  • Promote increased energy levels
  • Promote healthy skin, nails and hair
  • Gain greater access to digestive enzymes locked away in whole produce through juicing

Those who don’t want to lose weight have expressed concern about the safety of a Reboot for them. Interestingly, Rebooters at a healthy weight who stay active during their program have typically not lost weight. But those following a Reboot with weight to lose find that they are indeed able to lose weight. One unique aspect of the Reboot is that getting in touch and following your internal hunger and fullness cues when you are consuming just veggies, fruits and juice will allow you to naturally get the “right amount” for your body.


If you are in the group of Rebooters who want to maintain their weight, here are some tips to try:

  • Aim for the upper end of the juice range of 4-6, 16-20 ounces per day.
  • Don’t be afraid to add in extra juice as a snack or throughout the day as needed.
  • Use healthy calorie dense additives like raw organic honey, olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil or even a dash of coconut milk. Start with 1 tsp at a time per juice and increase this amount as desired.
  • Stay active but adjust your exercise intensity as needed. Drink extra water and juice to stay well nourished and keep your weight steady.
  • Include higher calorie veggies in your juice like sweet potato and fresh sweet corn.
  • Snack on veggies and fruits as needed including bananas and avocado.

We’d love to hear your favorite tips for meeting your personal energy and nutrient needs during the Reboot.

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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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