In addition to being full of fat and useless carbs, potato chips are also full of preservatives and artificial colors and flavors, none of which are good for the body. The good thing is, there are lots of healthier alternatives out there to satisfy that craving for a crunchy snack food that are much better for you than a deep fried potato.
If you really insist on having potato chips, there are other ways to prepare them besides frying them. There are commercial brands of potato chips that are now baking the chips or even air popping them and the result is still crunchy and flavorful but with much less fat and often fewer artificial ingredients too, depending on the brand you choose. You can even make them at home in your own oven!