Genes have a big influence over how you carry and lose weight. Think of it as something to work with, not beat. Play up your strengths. If you struggle to lose fat but build muscle easily, focus on weight training to tone up and help burn excess fat. If you have great endurance, focus on low intensity, high impact exercises like running, cycling or swimming. Try new activities (kick boxing, highly recommended) and find out what’s effective and fun to you.