Body Type Hype Podcast – Episode Five
Topic(s): The Scientific Definition of Skinny Fat Including Normal Weight Obesity
Host: Marc Nelson, lead scientific researcher at Fellow One Research (Gen X)
Co-Host: Turbo Ryer, fitness trainer, nutritionist & life coach (Gen Z)
Episode Overview: The discussion focuses on the scientific definition of skinny fat including normal weight obesity, cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, and crepey skin. According to mainstream scientists and medical doctors, once you are within your safe BMI every human being is a Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) with all muscles and muscle mass fully developed. Yet, worldwide, countless people experience some form(s) of skinny fat when within their safe BMI.
Body Type Hype Podcast episode five discusses skinny fat and how it is scientifically (and medically) defined. Skinny fat is defined as having an unusual amount of diverse kinds of fat on your body which can include cellulite, thin fat, saggy skin, loose skin, crepey skin, and/or normal weight obesity. The definition of normal weight obesity is having too much fat (any kind of skinny fat) on your body when within your safe Body Mass Index (BMI) weight range. The disease of obesity is defined as having too much fat on your body taking you outside your safe BMI weight range making you overweight or obese.
According to mainstream science and medical doctors, every human being is born in a Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1), which is the scientifically accepted Body Type Standard #1 (BMI is Standard #2, BMR is Standard #3). Once you are within your safe BMI weight range, you are a BT1. Yet, for countless people around the world, once they are within their safe BMI weight range they do not look like the Standard BT1 and instead deal with some form(s) of skinny fat.
Body Type Hype Podcast Episode Five – Skinny Fat & Normal Weight Obesity
Skinny fat and normal weight obesity are newer terms that have only been around for the last decade or so and still have not been fully accepted by mainstream science and medical doctors. When you go and see your doctor, there is no official way to diagnose skinny fat, in general. Moreover, there is no way to get rid of skinny fat at present, let alone an FDA-approved way.
Many fitness trainers and the like falsely claim that doing resistance exercises like weightlifting will help you get rid of skinny fat. Which simply is not true. More to the point, if you are under 40 years old, especially under 30, and you are within your safe BMI weight range, why should you have to do any resistance exercise when according to mainstream science and medical doctors once you are within your safe BMI weight range you already are a BT1 with all muscles/muscle mass fully developed?
Where is the muscle? Why do you have skinny fat in place of where there should be muscles/muscle mass? Genetics! Diet, exercise, and lifestyle also play a role in things. Understanding your real scientific body type and skinny fat using The Four Body Types’ Body Type Science (including the Scientific Body Type Quiz) as your guide is the best way to figure out the most effective diet, exercise, and lifestyle routine for your specific genetic body type to truly maintain your metabolism and health in the short and long term.
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