Watching Cooking Shows

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Watching Cooking Shows Can Make You Fat

Sorry, Food Network junkies
Watching Cooking Shows

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Most of the dishes we see being cooked on TV aren't too healthy.

When you sit down and binge-watch a whole bunch of cooking shows, do you then get up and decide to cook a little something for yourself? If so, you’re probably heavier than those who don’t, according to a study from the journal Appetite.

Researchers, including one from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, conducted a survey of 501 women aged 20 to 35 and found that those who watched cooking shows weighed more than those who didn’t. And those who watched cooking shows and emulated the recipes at home weighed the most of all, about 10 pounds more than those who didn’t watch any cooking shows.

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So let me get this straight: If you like food enough to watch cooking shows, and if you like cooking enough to actually cook some of the recipes you see on cooking shows, you might weigh a little more than those who don’t? Wow, who’d have thunk it!?