Kaphas can be the sweetest among us. They can be loving, maternal, devoted friends and mates. They are slow to go, seldom in a hurry, and love to lounge around. They are mindful about money, generally like to save, acquire and collect things.
Very simply kaphas often lack motivation. Unlike vatas who put their energy into several different channels at once, and leave a trail of unfinished business behind them, kaphas just have trouble getting started. They easily can slip into laziness or fears of trying something new. Once they do make a commitment to something though, their loyalty kicks in and they do not tire easily. This is why making commitments from an emotional level can serve them.
Kaphas can gain weight just by looking at food. They have slow metabolisms, so the standard three squares a day is probably to much for them. Fasting in the morning on teas or vegetable juices can be great for kaphas. Using an array of spices in their foods can help encourage metabolism.
Letting go of old hurts is important for kapha. They like to collect things, including both material things and emotional experiences. Cleaning out the closets at least once a year is very good for kapha. Metaphorically it can be an experience of letting go of things that no longer serve them, and give them the freedom to do this in other areas of their lives. Excess weight can sometimes be an attribute to not letting go of emotional experiences.