Fellow One Research lead scientific researcher, Marc Nelson, joined the Project Fitness Podcast with host Chris Fudge to discuss skinny fat including cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, and normal weight obesity in relation to Body Type Science (The Four Body Types). Skinny fat is a relatively new term, as is normal weight obesity, both only being recognized scientifically in the last decade or so. The discussion clarified the current scientific and medical doctor’s body type standards and why they are inaccurate.
- 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 fails to 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 fails to 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 fails to 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.
The Four Body Types Science – Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle, Metabolism, Skinny Fat, Fat
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 Four Body Types definitions were 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 focus shifted to the importance of diet, exercise, and lifestyle relative to body shape and overall health. Contrary to outdated beliefs, a calorie is not a calorie. Food quality, especially carbs and the Glycemic Index (GI), proper exercise in terms of both cardio and resistance relative to metabolism, and healthy lifestyle choices were addressed.
Project Fitness Podcast with Chris Fudge – Real, Fair Body Type Science Standards
The discussion then looked at the widespread, 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 choices. All of which is negatively reflected in declining physical, emotional, and mental health globally, particularly in young people.
All the fake filtered and Photoshopped body images and common unchecked misinformation and disinformation on social media is a big part of the problem. 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, it helps you accept your genetic body type as it is which allows you to make healthy science-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that lead to 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 informative and entertaining Project Fitness Podcast with Chris Fudge episode. You can also hear it on Spotify.