They might sometimes cook healthy food but research suggests the wave of cookery shows makes us indulge in fatty, sugary foods.
Research at Hobart and William Smith Colleges shows that we will eat 44% more food and we are more likely to snack on junk food while watching a cookery show.
This is a real reminder not to eat in front of the TV.
I also think slouching on the couch while eating doesn’t help our digestion – its an unnatural position for peristalsis (movement of food) to occur. Sitting upright with a straight back is much better. In some cultures they squat down sitting on one foot which is probably even better.
We should sit at the table – just like we make our kids do.