If anyone ever says that to you, it could be true! According to research led by the University of Vermont along with Cornell, people who are "cooking from scratch" wound up being heavier.
Lizzy Pope, the lead researcher, found that women's had a higher BMI ( body mass index) if they utilized the receipts presented on the show. The researchers surmised, "Although some cooking shows present healthy recipes, many others present more indulgent fare."
Could it simply be the case that cooking shows, relying as they do on food-porn effects to keep viewers watching, are pushing unhealthier recipes?