Holiday Challenge 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008; 6:57 PM

Week 1: In which we launch our annual attempt to help you stay healthy in the high-calorie season with a graphic tour of your stomach; a step-by-step description of how you digest an oversize meal; and several suggestions for gifts to keep your loved ones fit.

Next Tuesday Jennifer will help you arm yourself with strategies to cope with the stresses and temptations of the season. Howard will have three surprising suggestions for how to burn off the eggnog.

© 2008 The Washington Post Company