Weekly challenge: create a Thanksgiving eating game plan
Thanksgiving is one of the few days out of the year that we give ourselves permission to truly indulge, and after all, what harm can one large meal do? Actually, quite a bit. The average turkey meal with all the trimmings tops out at about 3,000 calories -- you need to eat 3,500 calories to gain a pound -- and many of us eat several Thanksgiving-size meals if we head to family for the weekend. That’s why you need a smart game plan ahead of time.