Genetics and weight loss…

Your genetics are not a life or death sentence…

I’ve met a lot of people who believe they are overweight, diabetic, big-boned because it ‘runs in the family’. This is NOT true, your family history simply puts you at a higher risk of developing disease or being obese, IF you chose to NOT live a healthy lifestyle. Choosing means no excuses! It doesn’t matter what your family history is, you can break the cycle by simply changing your habits.

What Is your body saying to you? Where do you carry excess weight?

Genetics dictate body shape and body type.

Your body shape is determined by the amount of fat stored in different body parts. These body types include apple, pear, hourglass as shown below

Your body type is a different way to classify bodies based on how fast or slow one loses or gains weight/fat or muscle. The 3 bodies are types…

Ectomorphs – lean bodies, can eat anything and look the same. Tough to add muscle or gain weight

Mesomorphs – Natural athletic bodies. Can lose weight and build muscle fast

Endomorphs – Carries higher levels of fat, gains weight quickly and losing weight is difficult or very slow

Most people have combination body types with the upper or lower body having 2 different characteristics such as endo-meso. The bad news is we cannot change our body types and shape. An apple shape can never be an hour glass shape
The good news – our body shapes and types are not death sentences, we have the ability to enhance or improve the way we look by managing our weight. The less fat we carry the better we look and the healthier we are

Different body types and shapes have to adhere to different nutrition and workout guidelines in order to maintain or achieve goals

My client’s picture below shows an obvious apple shape when overweight but once she lost weight she looks very symmetrical.

My pictures show that my default settings are endomorphic – I’m actually an endo-meso – with the upper body set to not gain much weight and when I gain weight it’s all on my belly and hips. I naturally gain fat fast, hence why I chose a healthy lifestyle in order to maintain a healthy weight, feel good and stay healthy.

Good nutrition habits/eating clean is instrumental in keeping weight in check. In the case of working out, different body shapes and types MUST work out differently in order to improve their weak areas.

What is your body type and body shape? Share in the comments below 🙂

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2019-06-26T22:04:55+00:00 By |Uncategorized|37 Comments


  1. Julie June 27, 2019 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I try my best to loose weight bt I keep on gaining, pliz help

    • Nelly June 30, 2019 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jane. I’m an endomorph, my arms ooh my arms ,such a struggle

  2. Mshekero June 27, 2019 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info losing weight requires a lot of discipline en maintaining the clean eat

  3. Margaret Wanjeri June 27, 2019 at 3:38 am - Reply

    Waoo thanks for the information, l have learned about body types and shapes where l didn’t know.

  4. Charity Njiru June 27, 2019 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for the post Mukami. Mine is endomorph.

  5. ANN RUGURU June 27, 2019 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Hallo Jane, mine I think I have apple shape, but losing weight on my stomach and manyama on my muscle en waistline is very difficult, last month was checked B.M.I and the result was obese 76.9kg, when I started following you 2017 I had 82kg at least I have lost almost 6kgs, but still obese, I really want health body, my target is to get 68kg.

  6. Sizzla Teri June 27, 2019 at 4:37 am - Reply

    For the longest I believed that genetics are hard to break…with my arms being most stubborn to loose weight coz my mum’s arms are so huge. Thanks for this info…

  7. Jane kamai June 27, 2019 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Body shape pears
    Body type Endomoph

  8. Steffy June 27, 2019 at 4:56 am - Reply

    My body shape is endo-meso.
    I tend to gain more fat on my belly and hips areas.

  9. Candy June 27, 2019 at 5:07 am - Reply


  10. Michelle June 27, 2019 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I think l am pear shaped. I gain fat in my chest, abdomen and hips and arms. An endormoph definitely

  11. Dorcas Wanja Njue June 27, 2019 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I av been trying to lose weight but in vain, what shall I do

  12. rosie June 27, 2019 at 7:06 am - Reply

    am an ectomorph

    • Joan Nganga June 27, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      Body shape Apple
      And type Endomorph

  13. Medius June 27, 2019 at 7:20 am - Reply

    I can’t even describe my shape but I only gain wait in the upper parts of the bordy leaving out the hips and thighs

  14. Petronilla June 27, 2019 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Will my belly ever be flat😥😥😥😥😥

    • Dorcas June 27, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Thanks for the information am a pear shaped I will try ma to loose weight

  15. Maria Waithera June 27, 2019 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Am endo-meso, I gain and lose weight fast. I can dictate where to lose weight with a timeline, with a work-out type. My lower body responds quite well and I have to keep a strict diet for upper body results. My gym instructor enjoys working with me esp when i resume work-outs after a weight gain 🙂 , coz they see results.
    Thanks Jane.

  16. JUSTINE June 27, 2019 at 8:58 am - Reply


  17. winfred Tahabu June 27, 2019 at 9:24 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing there is hope

  18. Ann June 27, 2019 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Its quite encouraging. Thankyou

  19. Alice June 27, 2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

    I am most definitely pear shaped and an endormoph and most of my fat is stored in my belly and hips. Been trying to loose for the past few months and the progress is very slow especially the tummy fat.

  20. Wakesho June 27, 2019 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I’m definitely apple shaped and endomorphic. My only fear is if i loose weight and my chest sticks out! I have very big burst area. I am not sure if that’s all fat since most of my family members have big boobs anyway. Is that still a genetic issue? or can i loose that too…

  21. Jacqui June 27, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

    My body right tow looks like Jane’s in the before photo. I gain fat around the stomach and thighs. Current weight 70kg. i sniff air and i add weight!! ha ha! Looking to lose upto 15kg (yes, to be 55kg to max 60kg). Weight lose is like trying to hike a mountain backward!!
    I’ve even considered going vegan.

  22. Atieno June 27, 2019 at 10:14 am - Reply

    i think i am an endomorph i have high levels of fat, i gain weight quickly and cat the fat at a very slow rate

  23. Lucy Murago June 27, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

    So encouraging thanks alot Jane

  24. Angie June 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    It’s been a journey. Weight loss has been a longer journey than the gain

    • Leyla Seda June 27, 2019 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      I think I have some fat around my waist line my waist is 33/ 34. I honestly don’t know my body type

  25. Olivi June 27, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Am an endomorph and am really struggling with my arm. 😢

  26. Roselyn Mungai June 27, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Very interesting information.Ave tried so much to loose weight without any good out come.this may help me in starting the process once again.Thank you

  27. Sellah Nyakundi June 27, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I wonder whether my belly will ever be flat

  28. Nancy Kuyah June 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    i believe i am endo-meso as i tend to gain weight around my belly and hips, my upper especially arms are always lean and i thank God for that but i want to loose weight and stay healthy.

  29. Jahnet June 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Very encouraging.. Thanks alot

  30. Meggy June 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Endormoph that’s me even by just looking at food boom weight gain.

  31. Martha June 27, 2019 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the information Jane

  32. Emily Nyagwaya June 30, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Thanks for the information Jane, am glad I have known about the body types that I didn’t know, am enlightened, now I know.

  33. marion July 29, 2019 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Comment thanks for the information.

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