Catching up on the latest episode of your favorite cooking show and scrolling through your friends carefully-edited food posts could be affecting your health in a way you might not have thought of before, new research suggests.
The eyes may truly be bigger than the stomach, as the more cooking you do based off of what you see on cooking shows or on social media feeds could lead to higher BMI, according to a new study by researchers in the U.S. and published in the journal Appetite.
For the study, researchers surveyed around 500 women, averaged age 27, about their weight, height as well as their cooking habits. They found a correlation between the women who were getting their information from cooking shows and social media and having a higher BMI (body mass index.)
So before you open that app, or tune into your favorite culinary program keep in mind how seeing what others are eating and preparing could be affecting or driving your own eating habits.