How to enjoy/survive the Thanksgiving meal…
First piece of strategy is to know your weakness. Are you a butter person? Are you a gravy person? Are you an appetizer lover? Are you a dessert person? Are you an imbiber of alcoholic and/or sugary beverages?
If the answer is yes to all the above then enjoy all but have a limit going in. The key is knowing this about yourself and then making a plan.
How about: Butter on the bread but nothing else. One to two appetizers only and then step away from the area where it is served. Small plate for dessert and take one small taste (a spoonful or a mini slice) of each. Drink water between each caloric beverage and have a limit. Make yourself the designated driver and not drink!
The point is to enjoy the holidays but not make yourself regret the gathering around food. Make a plan.
Wishing you a happy, healthy, safe, loving Thanksgiving!