A friend of mine made a resolution once: No more guilty pleasures. But I was wrong. What he meant was simpler and, I have since realized, more radical and ultimately more inspiring. He would just no longer classify them as indulgences. In other words, no more guilty pleasures for him meant: All of the pleasure. None of the guilt.
By Rosa Silverman. In the study, the researchers split 40 women into two equal groups, one of which was shown healthy living magazines featuring images of people looking fit and slender. Stop this campaign against rare meat. Why do women prefer chocolate over sex? Now Hathaway tries the hit Hollywood crash diet. Don't go for the 'dodgy' dripfeed diet, say nutritionists. If you take the guilt out of it, people might not expect it to be as good.
Stay plugged in and subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter to receive freelance news, updates to our service, work opportunities, and guides for furthering your career. Be part of the future of freelancing and sign up today. It does terrible things to the body. Have your cake; eat it; order an extra slice. But is it all guilt and no pleasure?
An extra scoop of ice cream or slice of cake, a last-minute take-away - and throwing a sickie have been named among Brit's top 50 guilty pleasures. Researchers found almost nine in ten regularly treat ourselves to a guilty pleasure — with the average adult indulging in a little bit of what they fancy, up to four times a week. Drinking juice straight from the carton, snooping through people's pictures on Facebook and watching daytime TV shows like Bargain Hunt and Jeremy Kyle also made the list. Researchers also found we sneakily enjoy curling up with a cuppa when we should be doing the chores, listening to cheesy pop and eating Nutella out of the jar. Rachel Turner, from Tetley, which commissioned the research to launch the new Tetley Indulgence range, said: "In an increasingly busy and pressure-laden world, it's important to indulge now and then.