You may have heard someone liken the "COVID 19" to the "Freshman 15" in jest. But for many of us, the play on words is all too real. Months of being confined to the house, seeking solace from the stressful state of the world in our favorite comfort foods, and being forced to put that gym membership on hold is starting to show up on the scale.

But the good news is, you've taken the first step: You're ready to start changing your life by making new healthy habits. Way to go! Now is the time to create a plan to help you accomplish your goals. Though trying to create a healthy meal plan from scratch can seem daunting. Luckily you don't have to worry about that — TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer is here to help!

Her "Drop 10 TODAY" plan has loads of delicious and satisfying recipe options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can mix and match all month long, repeating meals as often as you like. Plus, you can enjoy one to two Joy-approved snacks each day and unlimited non-starchy veggies.

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