Although there are a wide variety of body types in the world, people of all shapes and sizes should be able to find a place in one of the three general categories.

Focusing on the composition of your body rather than the number on the scale is a great way to see your body in a positive light, and set ideal goals for yourself.

However, you should never try for zero fat, and lower doesn't always mean better. Additionally, women naturally have more fat than men because they need it for forming reproductive tissue, along with other bodily functions.

Here's what you need to know about your body type to lose weight...