With all the baked goods and turkey dinners that will be served up today it’s easy to let your guard down when it comes to healthy eating over the holidays.

The average turkey dinner is around 3,000 calories.

A Kitchener nutritionist advises using the 80-20 rule, meaning you are putting healthy food in your body 80-per cent of the time.

“The 20-per cent of the time is the time we can kind of indulge…It’s not going to have any really negative effect on the body.” said Jenna Gass of Tru Joy Nutrition and Wellness.

Gass adds it’s okay to enjoy the treats of the season, just do so in moderation.