The advice you have so far is good and offers several options. My advice is pretty much the same as for anyone either starting off or struggling to overcome obstacles.
MAKE A PLAN - SPECIFICALLY MAKE YOUR PLAN
I have done Thanksgiving the traditional way and only eaten healthy, BUT I have also eaten some of everything I love and STILL managed to eat healthy and stay within my calorie range, BUT at other times, I have simply said I am not going to worry and stress over this, I will just eat whatever and pay the consequences later. MY most effective plan is to eat a light breakfast and lunch, drink water, and eat some of everything including the desserts for the evening meal. I deal with desserts by cutting SLIVERS of pie or cake and that way I can enjoy them without guilt and try ALL of them.
You need to think about what YOU want, how YOU think you will have fun and not beat yourself up. You need to think about YOUR family, YOUR preferences, YOUR particular needs and come up with a PLAN for YOU that MIGHT just work for YOU. If you find that the plan didn't work, tweak it, change it, and adapt it until it DOES eventually work for YOU.
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.
Challenge progress for 1 pound per week and 100 days challenges - late starter - but focusing now
February 15 - new starting point = 245
February 22 = 243
March 1 = 244
March 8 = 244
March 15= 247 - OUCH
March 29 =
| current weight: 238.0