Eating pap twice a day and drinking a lot of sugary drinks has contributed in Fhulufhelo Tshivhase (29), of Duthuni village, becoming overweight. It is something she now regrets. “I believe that eating pap, meat and drinking two glasses of soft drinks twice a day has made me gain a lot of weight. We grew up being told that eating a lot of pap makes one grow healthy but I now think that we were being misled as a lot of pap is not good for one’s health,” said Tshivhase. In many households in the province, pap is the staple food. “I have tried to use various products to help me lose weight, but nothing seems to be working. Now I have decided to cut down on pap and now only eat it once a week. I have replaced pap with a lot of vegetables and rice,” she said. To limit her weight gain, Tshivhase has decided to stop drinking sugary drinks and instead drinks water. ….more