Guilt (gĭlt) n. 1. a. The fact of being responsible for the commission of an offense. See Synonyms at blame. b. Law The fact of having been found to have violated a criminal law; legal culpability. c. Responsibility for a mistake or error. 2. a. Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong. b. Self-reproach for supposed inadequacy or wrongdoing. Guilt! Yes, that feeling that creeps more and more into everyday life as we assess the (questionable?) food choices that we are making. Looking around at people in society, at restaurant portions, at everything and everyone really, it seems as though the relationship between people and food is becoming almost, well....toxic. All of us have been there - your friend calls and invites you out to couples night where you put back a heavy meal, a couple glasses of wine, and then dessert. With every bite that we take, the guilt comes with it. At the end of the meal, when the smoke clears, the regret sets in. Uuuugh, why did I do what I just did?? Instead of talking about times when it might or might not be ok to cheat, I urge everyone to remove that dirty word from their vocabulary where food is concerned. Cheat verb verb: cheat; 3rd person present: cheats; past tense: cheated; past participle: cheated; gerund or present participle: cheating 1.1. act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, esp. in a game or examination. “she always cheats at cards" ▪ deceive or trick. “he had cheated her out of everything she had" noun: cheat; plural noun: cheats
- 1. a person who behaves dishonestly in order to gain an advantage.