America loves their cooking shows! From “Hell’s Kitchen” to“Iron Chef,” to “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, to “Man Versus Food,” people have set their DVRs for these weekly food shows. As you watch your favorite programs (getting ideas for your next recipe), you’ll notice a rumbling in your stomach. As the masterpieces are created, it seems your once full stomach is now aching for more food!
With the numerous Tv shows dedicated solely to food, is it possible that this is increasing the obesity epidemic? Are your late night cooking shows making you hungry and increasing your waistline?
“While many popular cooking shows feature foods and recipes that are high in fat and calories, this does not necessarily mean they are worsening our nation’s obesity problem,” New York-based dietitian and creator of the F-Factor Diet, Tanya Zuckerbrot, told FOX411.
TV chefs are inspiring legions of people who previously wouldn’t dare step into the kitchen and more folks are opting for a home cooked meal instead of fast food. This is significant considering that the average restaurant entrée has 60 percent more calories than the same dish created at home (source)”
While Fox News thinks that cooking shows are persuading Americans to get into the kitchen. I personally have to watch these shows on a full stomach. DRV them, eat, then press play! If you do this out of order you could be sneaking back into the kitchen for a late night snack.