Potato Chips Make You Gain Weight … Duh!

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But only when eaten in bulk … double duh!

The famous Lays challenge, “I’ll bet you can’t eat just one” should have been fair warning. Potato chips must be eaten in bulk to attain the desired effect. That effect being a certain salt and spud satisfaction level approached only by that other tasty tater treat, the French fry.

But who would have guessed this …

According to MedPage Today, roughly half of the average 3.35 pounds a healthy, non-obese American gains over four years could be chalked up to eating more potato chips.

Think about that.

Our first thought is that it’s astonishing that one food could be responsible for that kind of weight gain. Our second thought is: What must the actual obese Americans be eating? Potato chip lasagna? Potato chip brownies?

Of course the medical community, apparently having no idea that snack foods are meant to be fun, recommend we munch on yogurt, nuts, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables.

Right. Thanks, medical community. Once again you’ve been a lot of help.

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