For most guys, Thanksgiving would be the best part of the year—if it didn't also bring the threat of pies, pumpkin cheesecake, and myriad other gut busters that threatened to destroy all your hard-earned gains since last holiday season.
“One naughty day of eating won’t derail your health,” says Miranda Hammer, R.D., a registered dietitian based in New York City. “The problem is, the big meal commonly begins a cycle of terrible behavior that can lead to a week, a month, a season of poor eating.”
A better option: Fix all your favorites so you can indulge without feeling like you've let yourself go completely. Best of all, these food hacks don't force you to sacrifice any flavor. With a little culinary ingenuity, you can indulge in your holiday favorites—and you'll still be able to see your six-pack afterwards.