Fellow One Research lead scientific researcher, Marc Nelson, appeared on The FemiNinja Podcast with host Cheryl Ilov to discuss Body Type Science (The Four Body Types). Most people are genuinely interested in why there are so many different human body types and how body shape affects health. Yet, too many people do not realize that the cult endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph somatotype body types are not based on any science; they are arbitrary, subjective, and baseless nonsense. This is also true for the hormone body types as well as the Kibbe, triangle, 10 body types, etc.
The discussion clarifies the current mainstream science and medical doctor’s body type standards, which are:
- Standard #1: Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) – found in any scientifically approved human body anatomy book. This first standard is not accurate 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.
- Standard #2: Body Mass Index (BMI) – It is not accurate 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.
- Standard #3: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – It is not accurate as it does not calculate skinny fat into the Standard Mifflin St Jeor equation and Harris-Benedict formula for activity, even though 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 – Body Type Science
The Four Body Types were then defined. A direct correlation between genetics/DNA and vertebrae (posture) and muscles/muscle mass development (or lack thereof) compared to skinny fat and fat is made. For many people globally, no matter how diligent they are with their diet, exercise, metabolism (BMR), BMI, and lifestyle, their genetics play a key role in their body type and shape, including gut flora/gut microbiome health.
In terms of diet, 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 particularly true for anyone who has failed to successfully lose the desired weight with any other diet they have consumed. The significance of proper exercise to positively influence metabolism as well as healthy lifestyle choices, notably stress and sleep, are also addressed.
The FemiNinja Podcast with Host Cheryl Ilov – Body Type Science Standards
The conversation 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. How can anyone be happy in a Body Type Two, Three, or Four when such unfair and inaccurate physical body type standards and expectations are the norm? Unfair standards that encourage unhealthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices, all of which are negatively reflected in declining physical (obesity epidemic), emotional, and mental health globally, especially among young people.
Moreover, the copious fake filtered and Photoshopped body images and widespread disinformation and misinformation on social media only make the problem worse. Body Type Science helps reduce 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, therefore allowing 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 cutting-edge science-based tools can help, including the online Scientific Body Type Quiz and Scientific Weight Loss Programs. Listen to this interesting and informative The FemiNinja Podcast episode on Apple Podcasts.