Even if you're on a diet, you should splurge a little and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal.
That great idea comes from the American Dietetic Association, which includes this advice:
"Splurging on Thanksgiving day is not going to kill anyone, and you probably won't even gain weight, that is if you don't splurge again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday," says Katherine Tallmadge,with the American Dietetic Association.
The ADA says there is a method to smart splurging:
Lastly, don't forget the USDA Turkey Hotline if you need help in the kitchen Thursday. Just call 1-800-535-4555. Operators will be standing by in the morning, but even if you wake up with a desperate question in the middle of the night, they have pre-recorded food safety guidelines that should answer any question you might have.