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Do you diet on Turkey day, or do you hide your food journal for fear you will fill all its pages on this one day? Here’s what Jeanne McManus of the Washington Post says about the tradition of eating on Thanksgiving day:

"I believe in tradition. I believe in Thanksgiving. I believe in Thanksgiving tradition. I believe that there should be butter, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and pie on the fourth Thursday of every November in the United States of America. I believe that Thanksgiving is a day on which people should gather to share food, friendship and love.

I do not believe it is a day on which calories should be counted or guilt should be expressed at having eaten too much food, too many complex carbohydrates or too much saturated fat."

So will you eat-up on Thanksgiving, or be thankful you still managed to slim-down?

SOURCE: SermonCentral Staff. Citation: "The Neo Thanksgiving: A New Tradition -- Not a New Diet -- Starts Here." By Jeanne McManus. Washington Post Staff Writer. Wednesday, November 19, 2003; Page F01

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