Giving up all Kapha Dosha aggravator aahar (diet) surely works reducing obesity. Oily, starchy, too much carbohydrates and ghee in excess must be under limitations. Try to include green leafy vegetables and salads. Grams and pulses are good as may work as Kapha reconciler.
Certain spices like cumin seeds, mustard seeds and fennel seeds can be included in diet. Cheese and milk products are to be avoided in abundant quantity. Butter, margarine, ghee and paneer do fall into same category and hence to be strictly avoided. Junk food and cold drinks are to be avoided in all circumstances. Research reviles that cold water and ice-creams do aggravate some factors that may cause obesity.
Soft drinks and sport drinks are loaded with sugar. One can replace all these with fat free or low-fat milk or water instead. Eating at least five servings of the fruit and vegetable a day is good. Try to go for the boiled or roasted items rather than going for the deeply fried food stuffs.
When one feels hungry, they can go for carrot sticks, a piece of whole grain or a piece of fruit instead of chips, wafers and crackers which are fully loaded with fat and extra calories. Eat always whenever you feel hungry. The food taken without hunger definitely turns into fat and gets stored in the body.
Give up anything eating in front of television as you are not aware of the quantity you have consumed. A survey says that a person who eats in front of television is eats one and a half time more than what they eat normally.
Sweets and sugars must be restricted generally. Ayurveda also believes that non-vegetarian food in excess may invite obesity. Alcohol and beers are well known factors that bring your belly out and make you obese.