The feelings of joy and gratitude during Thanksgiving are often followed by guilt and discomfort from overeating during the holiday's festivities — but it doesn't have to be that way.

This year, size up your portions and make smart selections at the Thanksgiving dinner table by using our visual serving size comparison guide. This information, created by wellness dietitians at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, makes figuring out portion sizes easy by comparing them to everyday objects.

The center's experts advise that men plan to eat 700 calories at their Thanksgiving meal, and women 500 calories, and ration the rest of the day's calories accordingly.

From stuffing to cornbread, here are 10 of your holiday favorites, along with tips for smartly spreading out your calorie allowance.