As a Kapha, losing weight is especially difficult for you. You may have carried extra pounds for years and have tried countless diets to shed them, without any results. You retain water easily, causing you to become bloated and puffy. You love to sleep and have a hard-time getting up in the morning.You don't have a huge appetite, but whatever you eat seems to make you gain weight. You may notice your weight fluctuates up to 5 pounds in a day. You may also experience mucus, such as coughs, phlegm and colds frequently, which is a Kapha side-effect.
As a Kapha body type, you must incorporate more spices in your diet to stimulate your metabolism, as well as stay away from dairy, fried food, carbohydrates, sugar and meat, which all cause you to gain weight. It's important you exercise vigorously everyday, especially in the morning, and add ginger and cayenne pepper to your diet. For an exact daily meal plan with my recommended breakfast, lunch and dinner for you, plus other tips for shedding those Kapha pounds, check out my book Eat Right For Your Mind-Body Type.My program, Eat Right For Your Mind-Body Type, will provide you with a specific food list of the best foods to match your needs, as well as what a typical day's meal plan should look like for you.