South Africans know how to enjoy a good tjop en dop, a habit which is part of the reason we're considered one of the most obese countries in the world.
It's also what prompted Discovery Vitality to name and shame the country's unhealthiest cities, taking it one step further by revealing each city's average daily meal and exercise programme.
Six major cities were assessed for its ObeCity Index, namely, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Data was analysed from Discovery Vitality members.
Results showed that Bloemfontein was worst off when it comes to the average local's body weight. The city had a diet high in sugary drinks and salty food, with very little fresh fruit and vegetable featuring. Additionally, the city's people ranked as second lowest for physical activity - further accounting for its status as worst off in the unhealthiest city stakes.
Pretoria's lack of exercise meant it scored lowest for physical activity, and while it only weighed in as the fourth heaviest city, its high fat diet and bad sleeping habits means it comes in a second unhealthiest city.
Port Elizabeth residents are some of the more active amongst the six cities, spending the least amount of time sitting. Sadly, it was their average body weight, as well as their poor food and drink choices that let them down.
Areas where Durbanites failed at include eating far too little fruit and vegetable and a high level of sugar in their tea and coffee. They also add too much fat to food.
Johannesburg showed remarkable stats with the best weight status and BMI scores out of all the cities surveyed. Overall, it is the second healthiest city, with locals making good food and beverage choices. They will also more often opt for the whole grain choices, according to the data from Discovery Vitality.
Cape Town came out tops in terms of food and beverage choices, physical activity and psychological well-being. They were marginally beaten out of the top weight status by Johannesburg. Capetonians scored lowest on their sitting time which is said to have a major impact on health.
Data also showed that over 60 percent of South African women are overweight.
The ObeCity Index was calculated by Discovery Vitality along with dieticians specialising in obesity and nutrition from SA's leading academic institutions.
The survey was conducted in 2013 and saw over 170 000 Discovery Vitality members, all over the age of 18.
Edited by Bryony Whitehead