Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, creamed green beans, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, gravy, pies, and so much more end up on the table at Thanksgivings around America. With so much to eat, there’s a chance you might not be able to enjoy all of it. At the very least, there’s going to be a side or two that you’ll have to pass up on as your pants go from regular fit to skinny-jean over the course of the afternoon’s feasting.
The good people over at Popular Science asked some science folks what’s the best way to prepare and gorge yourself on this, the most gluttonous of holidays. Below are their six steps to filling yourself in a practical and zealous manner. The article came with a warning from Popular Science’s editorial staff “Note: This advice is not conducive to a healthy everyday diet. But then again, neither is Thanksgiving.”