Human beings, when confronted with the dread of a cold, hard, truth, will often react with denial or disbelief. After all, getting disillusioned after believing something for so long can be quite traumatic. Some truths are certainly harder than others; Santa isn’t real, Tootsie Pops have no meaning, and the latest, you have to eat less French fries.
Such a tragic statement can only come from an evil person, right? Well, if you consider Harvard intellectuals evil, there you go. The suggestion that people should eat less French fries came from one Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Rimm claims that fries are a “weapon of dietary destruction.” The reason is that they are starch bombs which are concentrated sources of carbohydrates. They have been linked to diabetes and obesity. Hence, Rimm suggests eating no more than six fries. No, not six servings. Six SINGLE PIECES of fries. No more than that says
Of course, a study was also present to accompany Rimm’s dietary suggestions. It was a research done by the American Journal of Clinic Nutrition where participants who ate fried potatoes two to three times per week came at a higher risk of mortality compared to those who didn’t.
As you might have guessed, people simply could not grasp the idea of eating only six stalks of french fries. Hence the pushback:
What kind of MAD MAN would want six french fries? I get it, they are bad for you, but eating SIX sounds like torture. I’d rather not have them at all. But we all know that’s not going to happen. ???? pic.twitter.com/dDT4HYjNUF— ⚜️ηαтαℓιє ℓσ¢кєтт⚜️ (@natlckettwrites) November 29, 2018
Least successful restaurant ever: “It would be nice if your meal came with a side salad and six French fries.”— Jessica Glenza (@JessicaGlenza) November 29, 2018
That’s what I’m saying! I haven’t had my fill of fries unless I’ve had my six containers!— Anthony ???? (@AnthonyCentenoo) December 3, 2018
One restaurant which changed their french fries serving format even received violent death threats after following Rimm’s suggestions. Guess we’ll all die happy, bloated, and paralyzed.
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