I can watch cooking shows all night and not get hungry. Unless, I see a big juicy burger with cheese that is. Other than that, I watch because my wife loves that type of show. Heck, I can't even pronounce half the ingredients they use on those shows.

So, the answer. Does watching cooking shows make you fat? Yes they do, according to an article in fitday.com Why? Because the shows don't always feature healthy nutritious food items. You watch something on the show, decide to try it and a few others, and three months later you've gained 12 pounds!

Unless you're watching only shows that feature food items that are healthy and nutritious, you eat only small portions, and work out daily, the scale might be soon be moving in the wrong direction.