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AIBU to think that in a time where obesity always seems to be discussed in the news....

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marjproops Sun 21-Oct-12 18:24:43

(dont know if this has been discussed before) there are too many cookery programmes, and most of them are about baking cakes and fattening things?

I know it's up to the individual not to get tempted (or watch these progs either)but one minute the media are obsessing about plus sizes/size zero/obesity/anorexia and then all these progs are on? not that i really watch them but was channel hopping and there was a cake prog and full of sugar and chocolates etc etc.

Think I prefer I can cook. Katy is annoying but the recipes are fun, mostly healthy without becoming Jamie Oliver obsessed.

LonelyCloud Sun 21-Oct-12 18:26:56

Ooh yes. I watched all of the Great British Bake Off, and most of the bakes on there looked delicious. Luckily I was watching them at home and not near a cake shop grin

Purple2012 Sun 21-Oct-12 18:27:50

Yabu. I love cooking programmes, especially ones about cakes. I love making themed cakes but I dont actually eat any of the cakes I make.

marjproops Sun 21-Oct-12 18:32:39

dont get me wrong, i like a cake or cookie as much as the next person, and i do make some sometimes, it just seems a in magazines when on one page they say 'lose a stone in 2 days with this healthy eating plan etc etc' and the very next page they've got a recipe for a double fudgey cakey thing!!! Ive got good willpower tho!

OddBoots Sun 21-Oct-12 18:37:09

I think I must be odd as watching food telly makes me feel satisfied rather than hungry.

Trills Sun 21-Oct-12 18:37:38

What exactly are you suggesting?

YABU if you are saying that the number of food related programmes should be restricted.

TidyGOLDDancer Sun 21-Oct-12 18:39:41

I understand what you mean, but I quite like watching cooking programmes and it doesn't make me want to eat or even make half the stuff they do.

FWIW, I have been very fat in the past (we're talking morbidly obese here btw) and am now slim. Cooking programmes don't have any bad effect on my weight.

bigbluebus Sun 21-Oct-12 19:05:40

Just because you watch cookery programmes doesn't mean you bake or even eat cake!
DH watches loads of cookery progs but has never baked a cake in the 24 yrs we have been married. I only bake cakes for birthdays and school events - so I need to know how to make cakes and like watching to get ideas - but I'm not overweight and nor is DH.
I would have thought that by far the majority of overweight/obese people are like that because they eat shop bought cakes/pastries/fatty food or just too much of the right sort of food - I doubt very much that cookery programmes on tv are responsible for their weight.

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