Insights from Gnosis: What is Skinny Fat?

What is 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). 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 shape, metabolism, and functionality.

As it is genetically inclined, skinny fat can occur 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.

The Four Body Types, Body Type ScienceAccording to mainstream scientists and medical doctors, every human being is born in a 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, it is a scientific/genetic fact that every human being is NOT born in a BT1 — if you have some type(s) of skinny fat in place of where there should be properly developed muscle/mass, you are likely a Body Two (BT2), Body Type (BT3), or Body Type Four (BT4).

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

The types of body fat include:

  • Fat/Regular Fat (AKA 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, hard fat, soft fat, being overweight, being obese, obesity): some fat is necessary for good health, too much fat is harmful, i.e. being overweight or obese, and is linked to heart disease, diabetes, gallbladder disease, stroke, cancer, and many other conditions. It is used as stored fuel (calories/energy), no less.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skinny Fat: sometimes referred to as hard fat or soft fat, at this time, science can identify no evolutionary purpose.

In terms of fat/regular fat, it is 100% possible to get rid of regular fat through natural body processes.

As for skinny fat, there are currently 6 types (see video below) and it is 0% possible to get rid of any type, including cellulite. You can reduce skinny fat, but scientifically/medically you cannot 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.

Obesity is defined as having too much 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 in the face of the Standard BMI, which by definition states that once you are within your safe BMI you no longer have excess fat/too much fat on your body. 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 and prevalent to have 5 of the 6 types of skinny fat, to whatever degree, on your body when you are outside your safe 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 Fat
Body Type Four (BT4) – Skinny Fat (Loose Skin, Thin Fat, no less) Before & After Weight Loss

Negatively 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 Body Type Science and genetic scientific body type, sometimes significantly. Notably, excess fat tendencies increase anywhere you have skinny fat on your body, especially 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 than affect body shape, athleticism, and health, particularly weight loss and weight gain, making overall 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 (BMI)
  3. Basal Metabolic Rate (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 excess muscle mass and excess fat/regular fat (being overweight or obese). Diet, exercise, and lifestyle health routines also play a key role in things.

Learn more about your genetic scientific body type and overall science-based health (diet, exercise, lifestyle, metabolism, BMI, BMR) by taking the 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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