To cope, Egyptians are reportedly buying cheaper food items, reducing their food intake and buying food on credit.
There's shades of Michelle Obama here, but it's not a war on obesity, it's an attempt by an Islamist regime to put the blame for food prices back on the people who eat.
But who needs food, when you've got Jihad on your mind. At this rate every month for Egyptians will be another Ramadan. And won't that be very Islamic.
Egypt’s government is recommending that Egyptians avoid overeating in order to cope with rising food prices and chronic household shortages, according to local media reports.
Are Egyptians really overeating?
Of the 1680 households surveyed in September 2012, 86 percent said their income was insufficient for covering total monthly needs including for food, clothes and shelter, up from 74 percent in June 2012. To cope, Egyptians are reportedly buying cheaper food items, reducing their food intake and buying food on credit.
When you already live on less than $2 a dollar a day and you're buying food on credit, then you're probably not overeating.
Meanwhile Morsi has also been cutting back. Just kidding.
Reports that Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi recently sent his family and friends on an expensive vacation that consisted of a private jet ride to the Red Sea resort town of Taba and the booking of 12 rooms at the Hilton has caused outrage in country,
But perhaps this was one of those weight loss vacations. And Morsi, who is packing some extra pounds, could set an example for the country by eating less. He doesn't look like he's been skipping many meals.