Discover the right diet for your body type


The best way to lose weight is to understand your body type because this is key to finding the right diet and exercise plan that will work for you.

It is important to know which diet can help you make the most of your body shape because losing weight is not one size fit all.

There are three main body types – Pear, Apple and Chili pepper.



This body type has a larger lower body- more fat load in the thighs, hips and butt and smaller upper body.

A pear body type has the biggest challenge losing weight because it is believed that butt and thigh fat (passive fat) are the hardest to lose as they are designed to give women a steady supply of energy during breastfeeding and childbirth.

Cellulite also affects the thighs and hip because it creates a network of fibrous tissues which makes it hard for blood supply to reach the fat deposits.

The best way for this body type to lose weight is by watching fat intake.

A diet rich in complex carbohydrate such as whole grains cereals, beans, lean proteins such fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables is advised because it will help to burn off excess fat.

Exercise is also great way to slim down the thighs and hips. Aerobic activities such as running, cycling help to trim the excess pounds on the lower part of the body.


Chili pepper

This body type has a straight shape with little or no difference between their boobs, waist and hips.

They can be at the risk of cardiovascular diseases through unhealthy eating because when they gain weight, it is usually around the mid-section of the body also.

The diet for people with chili body type includes lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, fruits, nuts and vegetables, a bit of healthy fat won’t hurt too.

Weight and strength training are recommended for the chili pepper to help tone the body and create more curves.


This body type has a larger upper body and a slim lower body because there is more fat load around their middle area.

As an apple, it is easier to lose weight than a Pear because abdominal fat breaks down faster than fat stored in the thighs and butt.

Belly fat still has some health threats which includes increased risk of heart related diseases and diabetes, this is why it is important to watch your waistline.


People with the apple body type tend to have high blood sugar because there is more deposit of fat in the upper area of the body where the pancreas, liver and kidney are found resulting in insulin resistance.

They also need to watch their diet and focus on fibre rich foods, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and reduce their intake of carbs, saturated fats and sugar.

But why fibre? Fibre helps to slow down the digestion of sugar and reduce cholesterol levels.

Regular workout also helps to build the lower body and burn off the flab around the middle.

What body type are you?