You have two choices.
- You can get caught up in the hype that you must consume every single thing put in front of you in far more voluminous portions than you want or need.
- You can take a deep breath and remember that this is only one meal and eat reasonable portions of the most healthy offerings.
I know what I am going to do. My meal is all planned out - salmon paprika, mashed acorn squash, roasted green bean almondine and roasted brussel sprouts. I am going to finish my coffee and then put my salmon in the marinade and let that sit until it is time to go in the grill plan around 2:50 PM. I want to eat my meal when the Cowboys/Saints game comes on. There are no cakes, cookies or pies of any sort. After the game I plan on getting in an hour on the treadmill to burn off some calories. Then I will shower and begin watching Doctor Who Season 5 that I have downloaded from Amazon. The thing about no longer being a couch potato is that I have a huge backlog of great television stored up to watch.
Choose wisely, y'all.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!