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Jun

Is MasterChef making Australia fatter?

This is a post I wrote way back in June 2010… But as another years MasterChef kicks on it’s way I thought what better time to give it another run.

Have a read and I would love to know what you think with a comment or two bellow.

Bon appetit!

MasterChef has been an absolute phenomenon here in Australia.  It’s ratings have been amazing and every time I seem to turn the television on, there it is!  I have been watching it here and there (because you can’t get away from it!) and recently I was thinking “Is MasterChef making us fatter?”

Many people I know has been trialing recipes from MasterChef, having a go on a nightly basis, watching the MasterClass episodes, and learning more about how to cook great tasting food.  I personally have benefited from this with my wonderful girlfriend cooking me some amazing dishes.

But as I was watching last night’s episode and preparing for another MasterFeast I was thinking, is all of this just making us fatter?

I mean, not once has there been a focus on healthy cooking, on watching portion size, on lowering saturated fat intake.  I mean, I enjoy a meal out and a glass of wine just as much as the next person.  But not every night!  Everyone’s nightly pilgrimage to the TV set to research the next nights meals has definitely switched the focus off healthy eating food in Australia.

As a Melbourne personal trainer, a customer today commented to me, “I love that show, but how much butter do they use, should I be cooking like that?”.  The simple answer is, No.  At least not all the time!

I don’t want to sound like a lettuce leaf eating, tofu scoffing stick in the mud but maybe a little bit of a focus on making healthy eating delicious on MasterChef could go a long way. At least one episode?

And also I think a few of the judges could do with a drop in their calorie intake!

6 thoughts on “Is MasterChef making Australia fatter?

  1. Michael

    Couldn’t agree more, the biggest loser took a big step in the right direction this year with the introduction of the Masterclass episode to actually keeping the public informed and educated rather than just creating the illusion that having a personal trainer will get you losing 5kg a week. A similar healthy cooking episode once a week would go a long way to educating people on healthy cooking practices.

  2. Michael

    Couldn’t agree more, the biggest loser took a big step in the right direction this year with the introduction of the Masterclass episode to actually keeping the public informed and educated rather than just creating the illusion that having a personal trainer will get you losing 5kg a week. A similar healthy cooking episode once a week would go a long way to educating people on healthy cooking practices.

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