I haven't been doing too hot lately, but here's my philosophy...
I'm increasing exercise this week to help with the goodies.
I'm trying to eat only things I really love. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have to try a little bit of everything. Since we do 2-3 Thanksgiving meals, it has become imperative that I only choose to eat the things I really want to have. Now my favorite is dumplings, and I will probably have them. But it means that things I don't like as much, such as mashed potatoes, bread, etc. can stay behind. Even dessert.
I don't know if that helps, but that's how I go about it.