How many chips would you say is the right amount for a single portion? A handful? Two handfuls?
Well, whatever your guess is we know it’s absolutely not going to be the same as what one Harvard professor believes.
Dr. Eric Rimm bsays we should only be eating six chips in a single serving. Six chips.
The professor, who teaches at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has faced serious backlash over his quote in an article for The New York Times titled ‘You Don’t Want Fries With That’.
In it, he said, “I think it would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six French fries.”
Understandably, he faced a fair amount of criticism online afterwards:
If you eat six fries and stop, you're a psychopath.https://t.co/PD4ueQSHft
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 5, 2018
A Harvard professor says I should only eat six French fries per serving. When I have PMS I can easily eat six Harvard professors in one sitting though.
— Betty (@BoomBoomBetty) December 5, 2018
He later defended his advice, telling Vanity Fair, "I was just suggesting restaurants could give much smaller options of fries for those of us who might need a taste but don’t need a whole basket in front of us with a meal.
"For goodness sake, a large order of McDonald’s French fries has 510 kcal. That’s almost four 12-ounce Cokes. How’s your stomach feel now?"
Still, we’re not so sure we’ll be following his advice any time soon…