Yes, of course I am not kidding, watching TV can make you fat. And if the idiot box is your best friend then you need to read further to know how it will make you a very unhealthy person eventually.
Come to think of it, there must be a reason why television is called the idiot box and people who watch it are called couch potatoes. Doesn’t that name trigger doubts in your mind as such? Or is it just me? IDIOT box as the name suggests will make one!!
Recent studies have revealed that an hour of watching TV burns in total 55 calories while if you were out than now sitting on the couch things would have been way different. As compared to walking where you burn 230 calories, riding a bike where you burn 220 calories or dancing that results in burning 330 calories all this is way more than the amount you burn while watching TV.
In fact while sleeping you lose 70 calories, while typing on a computer you lose say about 80 calories, and eating might result to expending close to 100 calories than watching TV. And still you sit endless in front of the damn thing.
In general the food industry spends about $1 billion annually on advertising targeted at children and teenagers. And these advertisements lead to inevitably adding on extra pounds to your weight. As a good chips or chocolate commercial will plague your mind and initiate a curiosity and craving that will eventually lead to you spending money. And in the process also in taking tons of EXTRA calories.
Let me say this, once and for all whatever the actors and actresses might say about how good the product is that they are endorsing, THEY DON’T USE IT. So having honey will not make you look like Bipasha or even having a drink will not make you as cool as Saif. It will all make you FAT, if not anything else!!
As much as you will like to deny it its true that most of us have dinner with the TV. Not literally, but what I mean is that many of us eat in front of the TV. And since we’re distracted and eating mindlessly, we end up eating way more than we realize simply because we’re not paying attention!!
Make a mental note of all this and see if still want to WASTE your time in front of the TV and become a fat couch potato.