Will watching cooking shows pack on the pounds?

A recent study found that watching food related television shows can cause viewers to gain weight, and not because of the cheetos consumed while watching.

The study, which was conducted at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, found that those who obtain their recipe information from cooking shows and often cook from scratch weighed an average of 11 pounds more and had higher body mass indexes (BMI) than those who watched food TV but didn’t cook.

So it is not watching TV that is unhealthy, but the cooking and eating habits the shows inspire. READ MORE.