Kapha does not mean fat!
Dude! I have to clear this up right away. Too many times I have heard, “I’m the fat one so I must be kapha.” Stop it! That’s not true!
Just because a person is a kapha does not mean they are (or should be) fat! And just because a person is overweight, does not mean that they have a kapha constitution. Vatas can be overweight because their mind won’t stop, so they may overeat to add earthy elements (subconsciously) and calm themselves. Pittas may overeat due to stress and since Pittas gain and lose weight easily, there ya go.
Kaphas have a tendency toward weight gain, but if a kapha is balanced they will be sturdy, not fat. The thing to remember is that any dosha can get out of balance even though it’s not your natural constitution. Therefore, people who are overweight may have a kapha imbalance, but they are not necessarily “kaphas.” Make good sense!?