Fellow One Research lead scientific researcher, Marc Nelson, joined the Discovering True Health Podcast with host Christy Prais. The discussion focused on how to transform skinny fat and lose weight effectively in relation to Body Type Science (The Four Body Types). A relatively newer term that has only been accepted by mainstream science in the last decade or so, skinny fat is defined as cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, and/or normal weight obesity.
After clarifying the debunked unscientific, baseless, arbitrary, and subjective shapes that are the somatotype three body types — endomorph, ectomorph, mesomorph — along with the unfounded hormone body types, Kibbe body types, triangle body types, 10 body types, etc., the current scientific and medical doctor’s body type standards and why they are inaccurate were clarified.
- Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) found in any scientifically approved human body anatomy book. This first standard is inaccurate because it does not recognize that it is a scientific/genetic fact that any part of the human body can be underdeveloped to whatever degree, nor does it give credence to any form of skinny fat.
- Body Mass Index (BMI) is the second standard. It is inaccurate because it does not take into account skinny fat or the possibility of excess muscle mass, which can put one into the overweight or obese column of their BMI weight scale but they are not overweight or obese.
- Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the third standard. It is not accurate as it does not calculate skinny fat into the Standard Mifflin St Jeor Equation and Harris-Benedict Equation for activity, yet science recognizes that one pound of muscle mass burns six calories daily but one pound of fat/skinny fat only burns two to three calories daily, which directly, negatively affects metabolism.
Body Type Science, The Four Body Types – Genetics, Skinny Fat, Fat, Diet, Exercise, Metabolism, Lifestyle, & Weight Loss
The Four Body Types definitions were then explained. A direct correlation is made to genetics, especially vertebrae (posture) and muscle/mass development (or lack thereof) compared to skinny fat and fat. For many people, no matter how diligent they are with their diet, exercise, metabolism, and lifestyle, their genetics play a key role in their body type and shape.
The most recent science shows that a calorie is not a calorie, that food quality matters (especially low Glycemic Index/GI foods), and that a low-carb diet with a bullseye of 37 grams of carbs per day is a very effective way to lose weight for many people. This is especially true for people who have failed to successfully lose the desired weight with any other diet they have followed. The importance of proper exercise to positively influence metabolism as well as healthy lifestyle choices, particularly sleep and stress, are also addressed.
Discovering True Health Podcast – Modern Body Type Science Standards
The discussion shifted to the common, unrealistic, inaccurate physical body type standards and expectations placed on the average person by mainstream scientists and doctors, social media, the media, and society in general. Such unfair physical standards and expectations encourage unhealthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle behavior. All of which is negatively reflected in declining physical, emotional, and mental health globally, especially among young people.
All the Photoshopped and fake filtered body images and widespread misinformation and disinformation on social media are main culprits. Body Type Science helps alleviate the confusion and nonsense by allowing the individual to scientifically understand, determine, and identify their real body type. As a comprehensive solution, Body Type Science helps you accept your genetic body type as it is which allows you to make healthy science-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that encourage improved mental, emotional, and physical well-being in the short and long term.
Fellow One Research’s current science-based tools can help, including the online Scientific Body Type Quiz and Scientific Weight Loss Programs. Listen to this entertaining and informative Discovering True Health Podcast episode with Christy Prais on Youtube. You can also hear it on Spotify, Podbean, and Apple Podcasts.