Should I Reboot Over the Holidays?

By: Jamie Webber

The decision to Reboot is always a very personal one, but holidays can be one of the most challenging times of the year. Some people choose to wait until the new year, but others feel inspired to challenge themselves during the season of gluttony and know the only way to stay healthy through the season is to start a Reboot. Whatever you decide is purely up to you, just don’t wait too long to start enjoying a healthier, happier you.

Reminder: A Reboot is a period of time where you commit to drinking and eating only fruits and vegetables, herbal teas and water in order to regain or sustain your vitality, lose weight and kick-start healthy habits that recharge your body and get your diet back in alignment for optimal wellness.

Here are a few pros and cons to consider before you decide to start a Reboot:

Holiday Reboot Pros:

  • Reset your system to crave healthy foods instead of too many snacks and sweets
  • Jumpstart weight loss (you can put new clothes on your wish list!)
  • Manage healthy weight through the holiday
  • Avoid binge eating at holiday cocktail parties and dinners
  • Boost your immune system (no holiday sniffles!)
  • Increase your energy levels (stay up all night wrapping presents if you need to!)
  • You’ll be ahead of the game and will start 2014 healthy, not hungover!
  • You may learn more about yourself  – realizing you have more determination and motivation than you thought

Holiday Reboot Cons:

  • Hard to resist your favorite comfort foods
  • Feeling alone at work and community gatherings
  • Worried you might get cold by only drinking juice which may in fact bring on a cold
  • Too busy or overwhelmed to start something new this time of the year when you are your busiest
  • Fear of failure during a stressful time of year
  • Your family and friends may not support your new plan during this time
  • Traveling might hinder your plan if you are not able to make your own juices or are not near a juice bar


Whether you decide to Reboot or not, consider drinking lots of fresh juice and increase your fruit and veggie intake to keep you healthy, energized and happy all holiday season long. If you decide to wait until 2014 to Reboot, then consider jumpstarting January with Joe and the Reboot Team for a Big New Year’s Reboot. It’s a free 3-Day Guided Reboot beginning January 6th. Joe can’t wait to kick off 2014 with you and make it the year of the healthiest, happiest you! Get more info and join the group here.

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Jamie Webber

Jamie is the Editorial Content Manager at Reboot. As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, she is passionate about a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to live happy and healthy by consuming more fruits and vegetables. She was one of the first members to join the Reboot community and has been juicing ever since. Jamie uses her juicer and blender everyday and loves experimenting with new recipes, especially guilt-free sweets to fulfill her sweet tooth. Follow her on twitter @JamiesHealthTip.

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