Insights from Gnosis: What is Skinny Fat? Meaning & 6 Types

What is Skinny Fat?

Skinny Fat - Normal Weight Obesity
Normal Weight Obesity – Skinny Fat

What is Skinny Fat?What is skinny fat?  It is a newer term, roughly a decade old, that is still gaining traction in scientific and medical circles. Sourced from genetics, skinny fat is currently defined as having too much fat on your body even when within safe Standard BMI (Body Mass Index) — AKA normal weight obesity. More specifically, genetically underdeveloped muscles/muscle mass on your body is replaced by one or more of the 6 types of unusual fat including cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, or normal weight obesity, affecting body composition, shape, metabolism, athleticism, and functionality, no less.

As it is genetically inclined, skinny fat occurs from birth and on any body type. Although, more research is certainly needed so we can better understand it down to the molecular level. It is typically most easily recognized when you are within your safe BMI weight range and the older you get, especially thin fat.

The Four Body Types, Body Type ScienceAccording to mainstream scientists and medical doctors, every human being is born in a genetic scientific Standard Body Type One (BT1) with all muscle/mass fully developed. So long as you are within your safe BMI, you are a BT1. However, scientifically/genetically every human being is NOT born in a BT1 — if you have any type(s) of skinny fat on your body where there genetically should be properly developed default genetic muscle/mass, you are likely a Body Two (BT2), Body Type (BT3), or Body Type Four (BT4).

Skinny Fat and Regular Fat are Two Different Things – Here is How to Tell

The four (4) kinds of human body fat include:

  • Regular Fat (AKA fat, white fat, yellow fat {humans can’t quickly metabolize the yellow carotene found in vegetables and grains, thus carotene migrates to fat cells and settles there}, adipose tissue, excess fat, being overweight, being obese, obesity): some regular fat is necessary for good health, too much regular fat is harmful, i.e. being overweight or obese, and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, stroke, cancer, and many other conditions. Regular fat is used as stored fuel (calories/energy), no less. Subcutaneous fat and visceral fat (belly fat) are typically regular fat, but can be brown fat or possibly beige fat. SOURCE: genetics and diet, excess calories are turned into stored regular fat (produced through lipogenesis/adipogenesis), as well as influenced by exercise and lifestyle.
  • Brown Fat: primarily found in babies, adults do still retain a tiny amount, typically in the neck and shoulders. Most useful in cold weather to create heat, brown fat interacts with regular fat/white fat to burn energy by breaking down blood sugar (glucose) and fat molecules to create heat and help maintain body temperature, no less. Subcutaneous fat can also be brown fat, as can visceral fat. SOURCE: genetics, influenced by diet, exercise, and lifestyle.
  • Beige Fat: the “newest” type of fat, it is believed to be somewhere between brown and white fat, although it is not clear what this fat really does at this time. It is currently thought that beige fat is inactive until you get cold when it starts burning energy like brown fat cells, only not as well. It potentially helps regulate insulin and protect organs like the liver. Subcutaneous fat can also be beige fat, and possibly visceral fat (but more research is needed). SOURCE: genetics, likely influenced by diet, exercise, and lifestyle.Skinny fat (cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, normal weight obesity)
  • Skinny Fat: there are six (6) types (see video below) — cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, normal weight obesity — sometimes referred to as hard fat or soft fat. At this time, science can identify no evolutionary purpose. Subcutaneous fat can also be skinny fat. The younger you are, the harder it can be to identify skinny fat, particularly thin fat. SOURCE: genetics, influenced by regular fat, diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

In terms of regular fat, it is 100% possible to get rid of regular fat through natural body processes relative to diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

As for skinny fat, it is 0% possible to get rid of any type, including cellulite, through natural body processes relative to diet, exercise, and lifestyle. You can reduce skinny fat, but scientifically/medically you cannot fix/get rid of it. At least, there is no FDA-approved way to get rid of skinny fat and no way is recognized by mainstream science and medical doctors at this time.

Your muscle did not turn into skinny fat, and skinny fat cannot turn into muscle; that is not how human tissue works. Thus, no amount of dieting, no amount of lifestyle changes, and no amount of exercise (cardio or resistance)/time in the gym will fix/get rid of or change/translate/transform skinny fat into muscle/mass.

Obesity (being overweight) is defined as having too much regular fat on your body, taking you outside your safe BMI.

Normal weight obesity is having too much fat/excess fat (skinny fat) on your body even within your safe BMI, which carries with it the same general risks as being obese. Being normal weight obese flies directly in the face of the Standard BMI, which by definition states that once you are within your safe BMI you no longer have excess regular fat/too much regular fat (being overweight or obese) on your body. “Excess fat” when within safe BMI is possible because of the other five (5) types of skinny fat; cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, and crepey skin.

It is possible and relatively common to have any type of skinny fat, to whatever degree, on your body when you are within your safe BMI. Just as it is possible to have 5 of the 6 types of skinny fat, to whatever degree, on your body when you are outside your safe BMI in the overweight or obese BMI.

What Is Skinny Fat – How It Makes Current Scientific & Medical Body Type Standards Inaccurate & Affects Body Type Science


Skinny Fat After Weight Loss
Successful Weight Loss with Skinny Fat (Saggy Skin, Cellulite, etc.) – Body Type Four (BT4)

Weight Loss Before & After - Skinny FatNegatively affecting metabolism due to the fact that one (1) pound of muscle mass burns six (6) calories per day, but one (1) pound of fat/skinny fat only burns two (2) to three (3) calories daily, it influences genetic scientific body type (composition and shape), sometimes significantly. Notably, excess regular fat tendencies increase anywhere you have skinny fat on your body.

This is especially true the more severe the skinny fat, making it harder to keep being overweight and obesity at bay because metabolism is weakened.

Moreover, almost anywhere muscle/mass is genetically underdeveloped and replaced by skinny fat, vertebrae/posture becomes more imbalanced. All of these, no less, affect body composition, shape, metabolism, athleticism, functionality, dealing with stress (holding the energy), and health, particularly weight loss and weight gain, making overall weight management and maintenance more difficult. Body Type Two (BT2), Body Type Three (BT3), and Body Type Four (BT4) genetic scientific body types are most affected.

The three current scientifically and medically accepted body type standards, all of which fail to account for skinny fat, making them inaccurate, are:

Standard Body Type One (BT1) - What Is Skinny Fat
Standard Body Type One (BT1)

  1. The Standard Body Type One (BT1) – AKA The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) found in any scientifically approved human body anatomy book
  2. Body Mass Index (Standard BMI)
  3. Basal Metabolic Rate (Standard BMR)

As mentioned, there currently is no FDA-approved way to fix or get rid of skinny fat of any type, including cellulite. Any claims, guarantees, or promises otherwise that you find out on social media, in television ads, or anywhere, are all bogus and false. You can find a list of ways how to REDUCE cellulite et al here. Yet, it is very possible to successfully get rid of added excess muscle mass and excess regular fat (being overweight or obese). Diet, exercise, and lifestyle health routines also play a key role in things.

Can Muscle/Mass Be Transformed/Turned Into Fat? Can Fat Be Transformed/Turned Into Muscle/Mass?

What is Skinny Fat Definition/Meaning - Muscle to Fat, Fat to Muscle?It is not possible to turn muscle into fat, any more than it is to turn fat into muscle. Fat cells and muscle cells are different structures and are not interchangeable. Muscle does not “turn into fat.” Period. There is no process in the human body by which muscle – which is made up of mainly protein, amino acids, and water – transforms itself into any kind of fat (adipose tissue), be it regular fat, skinny fat, brown fat, or beige fat.

The human body, no matter how amazing it can be at times, cannot magically turn one tissue into another. Accept your genetics for what they are, as presently there is no way to permanently recomp/change your genetic body composition (genetic scientific body type).

Learn more about your genetic scientific body type and overall science-based health (diet, exercise, lifestyle, metabolism, BMI, BMR) by taking the genetic Scientific Body Type Quiz/Test.

The Four Body Types - Comparing BT1, BT2, BT3, and BT4 - What Is Skinny, Types of Skinny Fat


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