A new report says that the number of overweight people has tripled in developing countries since 1980.
900 million people are now struggling with their weight there, compared to 570 million in richer countries.
The UK's overseas development institute says we need to eat less energy-dense foods like pastries and consume more traditional staples like maize and beans instead.
Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.
Source: Al Jazeera