You've heard that Americans typically wolf down more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? The New York Times was skeptical. So she cooked up a highly indulgent Thanksgiving meal, including 6 ounces of turkey with crispy skin (299 calories), sausage stuffing (310), and a well-buttered dinner roll (310). Then came a fattening sweet-potato casserole (300), mashed with gravy and butter (140), and a few greens and cranberry sauce (208). Dessert was pumpkin pie (316), pecan pie (503), and whipped cream (100). But that came to just 2,486 calories. So the 4,500-count may well be an exaggeration that "diet food companies would like us to believe," writes the NYT. But make no mistake: Your heart and gall bladder will still suffer from indulgent eating. But, that's what Thanksgiving is for, right?