Body Type Test (Quiz) Results 1170 – Body Type Three (BT3) Female (Woman), Generation Z

FORCA?Fellow One Research Combined Average (FORCA) Health Score which Averages the Self-Determined (SD) Health & FORC Health Scores [5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy]. This score is in beta testing.

2.36

FORTH?Fellow One Research Total Health (FORTH) Score [5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy]. This score is in beta testing.

2.9

FORMR?Fellow One Research Metabolism Rate (FORMR) Adjusted Mifflin St Jeor Equation BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Score. This score is in beta testing.

Normal Metabolism

Mifflin St Jeor BMR: 1400.6

Adjusted Mifflin St Jeor: 1314.46

FORMA?Fellow One Research Metabolism Activity (FORMA) Adjusted Harris-Benedict Equation Activity Score. This score is in beta testing.

Steady Metabolic Rate

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculation

24.6

BMI Minimal, Moderate, High Risk

Minimal Risk

Diary Data - Started on 02-26-22

Back Side Facing Angle
Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types-Body Type Quiz/Test (Woman/Women) Results 1170, Body Type Three (BT3)

Full Back Facing Angle
The Four Body Types, Body Type Quiz (Female/Woman/Women) Results 1170 - Body Type Three (BT3), Fellow One Research Participant Test

Full Front Midriff Facing Angle
Body Type Test (Female/Woman) Results 1170, Body Type Three (BT3) - Fellow One Research Participant Quiz, The Four (4) Body Types

The Four Body Types, Fellow One Research - Scientific Body Type Quiz 1170 Official Day One (1) - 02-25-22 - Weigh-In Video - Advanced Scientific Weight Loss Program Diary

The Four Body Types, Fellow One Research - Scientific Body Type Quiz 1170 Official Day Sixty-Three (63) - 05-04-22 - Weigh-In Video - Advanced Scientific Weight Loss Program Diary

The Four Body Types, Fellow One Research - Scientific Body Type Quiz 1170 Official Day Seventy (70) - 05-11-22 - Weigh-In Video - Advanced Scientific Weight Loss Program Diary

Anticipated Underdeveloped / Undeveloped Vertebrae

13

Starting Weight

143.08 lb

Weight Loss Goal

125.00 lb

Weight Difference to Date

-19.07 lb

Cheat Days

0

24 Hour Weight Difference

-0.99

Fellow One Research Weight Loss Diary: Diet, Exercise, & Lifestyle Data Daily Averages - 70 Diary Entries

Sugar - Total / Added

0.93 g / 0 g

Protein

43.04 g

Fat

33.93 g

Cholesterol

247.83 mg

Carbs

118.19 g

Water

104.93 oz

Sodium

655.87 mg

Calories

944.1

Steps

3178.5

Exercise Duration

40.34 minutes

Calories Burned

262.6

Sleep Duration

6.89 hours

Sleep Quality

Unrestful

Stress Level

Medium

DateCurrent WeightType of DietBreakfastBreakfast CaloriesLunchLunch CaloriesDinnerDinner CaloriesSnacksSnacks CaloriesTotal CaloriesOrganic Whole Food %Regular Whole Food %Junk/Processed/Fast Food %Percentage of Diet, CarnivorePercentage of Diet, VegetarianPercentage of Diet, VeganWater (oz) TotalFilter Water %Tap Water %Spring Water %Bottled Water %Total Protein (g)Total Fat (g)Total Monounsaturated Fat (g)Total Polyunsaturated Fats (g)Total Saturated Fat (g)Total Trans Fat (g)Cholesterol (mg)Omega 3 Fatty Acids (EPA/DHA)Omega 3 Source(s)Total Carbohydrates (g)Fiber (Carbs)(g)Total Sugar (Carbs)(g)Added Sugar (Carbs)(g)Total Sodium (mg)Vitamin Supplements, DosesVitamins, Type(s)Vitamins, Kind(s)Vitamins, Source QualityHeart Rate (resting)Heart Rate (post)Blood Pressure Systolic (resting)Blood Pressure Systolic (post)Blood Pressure Diastolic (resting)Blood Pressure Diastolic (post)Type of Cardio ExerciseTotal Cardio Exercise Duration (minutes)Total StepsTotal Flights ClimbedTotal Laps (Swimming)Estimated Calories Burned, CardioType of Resistance ExerciseTotal Resistance Exercise Duration (Minutes)Estimated Calories Burned, ResistanceSleep Duration (hours)Sleep QualityAllopathic Meds, DosesAllopathic MedsHerbal & Other Supplements, DosesHerbal & Other SupplementsCaffeineCaffeine AmountAlcohol ServingsNicotine IntakeNicotine AmountCannabisCannabis AmountNegative BehaviorsNegative Behavior SourceOverall Level of StressCheat DayCheat Reason
02-26-22143.08OmnivoreCoffee Orange92Steamed rice Cauliflower curry Lentil soup390Coffee Boiled egg73Peanut Cookies26481975%025%0100%0670100%0045g252160164NoNone13111g32g05700No Vitamins Taken000000Walking50600000182None006 hoursUnrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeModerate (3 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
02-28-22143Omnivorecoffee Muffin205pumpkin chicken soup steamed rice egg omelette389egg omelette black coffee103green grapes peanut butter2129097003059506801000036346390441NoNone121143903990No Vitamins Taken7200000Walking50500000135None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateVery LowNo
03-1-22142.6Omnivoreblack coffee peanut butter cookie155cauliflower curry steamed rice egg omelette348chicken breast chicken cabbage soup484NA0987850156020207001000058277370358NoNone9042206160No Vitamins Taken7400000Walking641000000347None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-2-22141.4OmnivoreCoffee Boiled egg73chicken salad230aaloo paratha apple black coffee315jujube1587761000030502010001000024472160214NoNone742522010360No Vitamins Taken7000000Walking451000000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-3-22140.65Omnivoreblack coffee boiled egg chickpeas173steamed rice pumpkin curry552chicken salad230NA095510000202060100010000404653210214NoNone1041317022380No Vitamins Taken7000000Walking901500000488None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
03-4-22140Omnivoreblack coffee peanut cookies269chicken breast500boiled egg black coffee apple168NA098708020801010100010000111322180389NoNone64533020050No Vitamins Taken000000Walking60999800320None005Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
03-5-22139.55OmnivoreBlack coffee Peanut butter cookies270steamed rice lentil soup310apple aaloo paratha310egg omelette98988090100406010001000035533170213NoNone107113506120No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000300None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
03-6-22140Omnivoreblack coffee peanut cookies265apple egg omelette pumpkin curry575chicken breast110green grapes62101608020202060100010000454663220258NoNone1151360014130No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000250None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-7-22140.5Omnivoreblack coffee muffin205vegetarian lentil soup steamed rice egg omelette cauliflower curry488carrot apple155jujube1581006080200109010001000049243240213NoNone180364207130No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000250None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-8-22139OmnivoreBlack coffee Muffin carrots265chicken curry Steamed rice lentil soup pumpkin curry654boiled egg black coffee73ice-cream2401232206020202060100010000484732200209NoNone1621649012320No Vitamins Taken000000Walking701000000200None008Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateLowNo
03-9-22139.5Omnivoreblack coffee peanut cookies300chicken curry lentil soup steamed rice lady finger curry716grapes jujube220black coffee512102060203010701000100004726006065NoNone206104107740No Vitamins Taken000000Walking60800000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-10-22139Omnivoreblack coffee5steamed rice curried chana egg omelette518strawberry banana milkshake200jujubes green grapes220943406000604010001000035203140213NoNone14893101030No Vitamins Taken000000Walking60700000200None008Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-11-22139Omnivoreegg sandwich422chicken curry steamed rice323banana milkshake307watermelon1501200050503030401000100003236151010116NoNone186632050No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000250None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-12-22138.22Omnivoreblack coffee omelette103chicken curry steamed rice cauliflower curry403banana milkshake carrot curry pumpkin soup488NA09945050020305010001000042203130229NoNone184151002830No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateBlack TeaVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-13-22138.25Omnivorelemon water muffin fruit cake454curry rice mushroom soup277mushroom soup boiled egg197mentos1093830305005050100010000204941110225NoNone9542008430No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000250None008Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateHighNo
03-14-22138Omnivoreblack coffee fruit cake498chicken vegetable soup180chicken vegetable soup180green grapes watermelon1089662040403030401000100004129000032NoNone1033240340No Vitamins Taken000000Walking45700000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-16-22138Omnivorepoached egg148steamed rice lentil soup300instant noodles sausages679watermelon4611732010702020601000100006049931700NoNone137715018050No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000200None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-17-22137.8Omnivoreblack coffee boiled egg73sausages green grapes269aaloo paratha watermelon apple356curd2449422040403020501000100003758144140224NoNone8066602440No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-18-22137Omnivoretea scrambled egg141brown toast with flora and jam300pasta with cheese and meatball247lays potato chips24092810207020602010001000029345170214NoNone1035408310No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
03-19-22137Omnivoretea watermelon boiled egg164chicken curry steamed rice313curd sausages aaloo paratha544NA010212030503040301000100004054124110194NoNone9032401490No Vitamins Taken000000Walking701200000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateBlack TeaVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-22-22136.36Omnivorechicken rice607apple boiled egg163egg soup73grapes6290520800404020100010000642731110313NoNone118585020750No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000250None007Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateHighNo
03-23-22136.5Omnivoreblack coffee muffin205steamed rice pumpkin curry361egg omlette196bounty bar27810400604003070100010000305273260426NoNone11374906520No Vitamins Taken000000Walking601000000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-24-22136Omnivoreblack coffee5egg omlette steamed rice366egg fried rice549banana1051025010000901010001000033266360426NoNone1641019010910No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30500000260None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-25-22135Omnivorebanana black coffee boiled egg178chicken ceasar salad230steamed rice vegetarian lentil soup310almonds17088880200252055100010000504212570214NoNone921220016610No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000250None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-26-22135Omnivoreblack coffee banana almonds boiled egg261steamed rice potato bottle gourd curry291almonds banana black coffee boiled egg261watermelon929058020004060100010000293613540328NoNone120146801550No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000250None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-27-22134.48Omnivorealmonds boiled egg banana pumpkin soup377 chicken burger420banana black coffee almonds193peanut cookies26412543020502040401000100004769114230274NoNone119184502290No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30250000250None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-28-22134.4Omnivoreboiled egg banana black coffee almonds261steamed rice chicken curry323fruit salad chicken breast189almonds peanut cookie171944405010302050100010000373413550229NoNone14314580960No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-29-22134.15Omnivoreblack coffee fruit salad126steamed rice chicken curry323banana315almond chocolate bar2309943040302050301000100002220000010NoNone206171040390No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-30-22134Omnivoreblack coffee banana oats320steamed rice chicken rice323watermelon185peanut cookie almonds25810864040202550251000100002626105400NoNone203178801200No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
03-31-22134Omnivorewatermelon277momo307almonds170egg196950104050305020100010000444122970480NoNone11396203650No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000250None007Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
04-1-22133.8Omnivoreblack coffee egg omelette206chicken curry steamed rice493peanut cookies watermelon273almonds170972304030304030100010000383916770426NoNone12484703060No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class60000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateOolong TeaVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-2-22133Omnivorewatermelon black coffee almonds170egg omelette196mango popsicle chicken breast202peanut cookies black coffee egg omelette289104740303010504010001000053532410110917NoNone9777505420No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeLow (2 Cups of Coffee, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateHighNo
04-3-22133Omnivoreblack coffee almonds peanut cookies263fruit salad121chicken curry steamed rice408bounty1389315030202040401000100002534104900NoNone149115601100No Vitamins Taken000000None60000200None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateHighNo
04-4-22134Omnivorealmonds170steamed rice bhindi fry647vegetarian lentil soup140NA0957505000010010001000034553310300NoNone981613011450No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000200None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateHighNo
04-6-22134.48Omnivoreblack coffee almonds175steamed rice chicken omelette506lentil soup fruit salad261NA094240600204040100010000483313540213NoNone140154007200No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateVery HighNo
04-7-22134.48Omnivoreblack coffee peanut cookies93egg omelette steamed rice pumpkin curry544watermelon chicken breast253almonds859757020101050401000100003437125120278NoNone13595006580No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateHighNo
04-8-22134OmnivoreBlack coffee almonds90Steamed rice Chicken gravy580watermelon chicken soup365cucumber15105060400353530100010000643012050125NoNone11974009010No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
04-9-22138.80OmnivoreBlack coffee Almonds white bread190Steamed rice chicken curry408red velvet320NA09185020302050301000100002128537030NoNone14543705150No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesLow (2 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-10-22133.38Omnivoreblack coffee almonds90boiled egg watermelon white bread460chicken breast steamed rice391cucumber15956404020204040100010000402711520294NoNone13872507950No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateVery HighNo
04-11-22133.30Omnivoreboiled egg cucumber black coffee88steamed rice curd almonds462 chicken soup180almonds apple18091050500106040120010000393214570210NoNone10393102750No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateHighNo
04-12-22133.20Omnivoreboiled egg chickpeas232chicken breast steamed rice391boiled egg vegetable soup208almonds apple1801011604010206020120010000623413640458NoNone126192607680No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateHighNo
04-13-22132.92Omnivorealmonds chicken breast221steamed rice paneer370vegetarian lentil soup apple235boiled egg6889440600157015120010000543511470324NoNone102122307180No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class300000None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesHigh (4 Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-14-22133Omnivoreboiled egg apple pancakes393chicken breast steamed rice vegetarian lentil soup531paneer soup260NA0118440600157015120010000713962120406NoNone1471139019110No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery High (5+ Cigarettes, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-15-22132.56Omnivoreblack coffee boiled egg79pancakes230chicken breast vegetarian lentil soup banana591almonds85979405010204040120010000523311470386NoNone1331754013580No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateLowNo
04-16-22132.30Omnivoreblack coffee almonds boiled egg158steamed rice chicken curry lentil soup548chicken soup180apple959816040015602513001000054247330180NoNone128142206420No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-17-22132.30Omnivoreboiled egg potato bottlegourd curry189steamed rice chicken curry408chicken soup fried mushroom cap244almonds859266040040303012001000041338340325NoNone11392208910No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateCoffeeVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-18-22132.35Omnivoreboiled egg almonds soup333chicken curry sausages360chicken breast136almonds85914403030603010120010000654624970310NoNone435602600No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-19-22132.35Omnivoreboiled egg almonds cucumber168sausages chicken curry360chicken soup banana405NA0933204040503020130010000433016670172NoNone123135001230No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-20-22131.29OmnivoreBoiled egg Green tea118Chicken breast Steamed rice391Chicken broth50Almonds Banana29585470300504010120010000382311420305NoNone12384202280No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateGreen TeaVery Low (1 Cup of Coffee or less, or comparable)NoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
04-21-22131.29Omnivorebanana chicken broth260chicken breast136steamed rice chicken curry408NA08048020045302512001000035134110141NoNone13383001190No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-22-22131Omnivorealmonds banana295steamed rice chicken breast391chicken broth50banana1058416040030403010001000032199310141NoNone137114401750No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
04-23-22131OmnivorePeanuts boiled eggs224steamed rice lady finger375chicken vegetable soup180NA077960202020406010001000038239530180NoNone824208330No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class300000None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-24-22130.95OmnivoreBOILED EGG63pasta peanuts517peanut noodle salad290NA087040204010603012001000034359550164NoNone12481704420No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000250None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateLowNo
04-25-22130.70Omnivoreboiled egg63steamed rice chicken breast391chicken soup banana285almonds8582460400204040120010000452511420310NoNone8961502140No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-26-22130.50Omnivoreboiled egg63steamed rice chicken breast soup almonds476banana chicken soup283NA090960400403030120010000483316630310NoNone9181602690No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30-300300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-27-22129.30Omnivoreboiled egg almonds148quinoa chicken breast358chicken soup peanuts341walnuts5089750500403030130010000554518840310NoNone5210202310No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-28-22129.20Omnivoreomlette walnuts205ramen poached egg338muffin chicken curry353cucumber15911104050206020120010000434630130300NoNone80619011740No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None006Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneCigarettesVery Low (1 Cigarette or less, or comparable)None0NoPrivateLowNo
04-29-22128.30OmnivoreBoiled egg Quinoa285Brown bread Omelette curd394Chicken vegetable soup124Cucumber30835405010103060130010000573173100447NoNone8291807800No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000200None006Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
04-30-22127.98Omnivorechicken and vegetable soup126boiled egg quinoa285momo615NA01026302050602020100010000583413560272NoNone12211707130No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class300000None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-1-22128Omnivoreboiled egg qunioa285brown bread omelette curd394chicken and vegetable soup126cucumber30835303060404020100010000573177100447NoNone8291807800No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-2-22158.05Omnivoreboiled egg chicken and vegetables soup189brown bread cucumber omelette302quinoa222almonds85798503020103050100010000533210560417NoNone7511907430No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-3-22127.50Omnivoreboiled egg chicken and vegetables soup189brown bread walnuts curd237muffin quinoa422NA084840204030502012001000038343190194NoNone94112807760No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000250None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-4-22127.09OmnivoreBoiled egg brown bread chia seeds147quinoa curd344chicken and vegetable soup126pineapple8370040402030205012001000035214270194NoNone96113007790No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-5-22127OmnivoreOmelette Brown bread150Chicken vegetables soup300Quinoa Curd Apple300Almonds508004060025403510001000043104510236NoNone45144501200No Vitamins Taken000000None30000300None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-6-22126.5OmnivoreChia seeds Boiled egg Pineapple Brown bread230Red velvet cake Diet coke Chicken curry473Cucumber raw cabbage salad55NA075840303020305010001000023232280194NoNone12096004710No Vitamins Taken000000None30000300None006Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateHighNo
05-7-22126OmnivoreBoiled egg Chick peas Chia seeds Cucumber276Chicken vegetables soup Peanuts287Pineapple Brown bread Curd270NA08334060O154045100010000453398110194NoNone95183907820No Vitamins Taken000000None30000300None007Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery HighNo
05-8-22125.70OmnivoreBoiled egg Chia seeds82Pineapple Peanuts Boiled chickpeas408Cucumber Quinoa Walnuts302Cucumber30822406005554010001000035329840164NoNone10922290980No Vitamins Taken000000None30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
05-9-22125.60OmnivoreBoiled egg Chia seeds Pineapple165Steamed rice Chicken curry408Chicken and vegetables soup Cucumber156Dried grapes1508794050104030301000100003315115120164NoNone160105306000No Vitamins Taken000000None30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateMediumNo
05-10-22125OmnivoreBoiled egg Grapes Chia seeds232Pineapple Boiled chickpeas Steamed rice Curd624Chicken vegetables soup180NA010364060010403510001000044204360210NoNone158156001850No Vitamins Taken000000None30500000400None007Very Unrestful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
05-11-22124.01Omnivoredried grapes boiled egg chia seeds232pineapple salad walnuts225chicken vegetable soup180cucumber hot chocolate130767304030103050120012000302644100215NoNone9066503730No Vitamins Taken000000Workout Class30000300None007Restful0Private0PrivateNoneNoneNoneNone0NoPrivateVery LowNo
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Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types-Body Type Quiz/Test (Woman/Women) Results 1170, Body Type Three (BT3)

Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Aria Magar Bio Summary – Body Type Three (BT3)

I have studied The Four (4) Body Types and it is my understanding that I am a Body Type Three (BT3). Obesity has slightly been a problem in my life. My obesity problems started in my life between age 11 and age 15. I was at my heaviest weight when I reached 148 pounds at age 23. The most weight I ever lost was 12 pounds when I was 20. I have not been successful at keeping all that weight off to date. I gained back 7 of those pounds in a span of 3 month(s).

My ride on the obesity weight gain & loss management roller coaster ride has been slightly severe. If/when I put fat weight on my body, it is most likely that I will put the fat weight on in relation to: upper leg/front thighs, upper leg/inner thighs, upper leg/outer thighs, buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, upper chest/pectoral/breast, shoulders, upper back, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as accurately as I can figure. I attribute unbalanced diet, lack of cardio & resistance exercise, and poor genetics/DNA to my weight problems. On average, obesity is common in my family.

Upon careful examination of my spine, vertebra(e) (posture), and muscles/muscle mass, I am confident that the following vertebra(e) in my body are genetically underdeveloped if not undeveloped: thoracic 1, thoracic 5, thoracic 6, thoracic 7, thoracic 8, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, sacrum, as best I can surmise. I am confident I am a Body Type Three (BT3) because I have between nine (9) and seventeen (17) vertebrae undeveloped. I am quite sure my body does not look identical to a Body Type One (BT1) with all muscles developed & defined. My body has not always had the fully developed BT1 classic arch, dimples, vertebrae (posture), and muscle mass. I am certain I do not have the fully developed BT1 classic arch and dimples, which strengthens my belief I'm not a BT1.


Fellow One Research Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Aria Magar Identifies as a Body Type Three (BT3) (The Four Body Types)

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Biological Gender:Female (Woman)

Current Height: 5'4 inches

Current Weight: 143.08 pounds

General Age: 20-Something

Actual Age: 23 years old

Generation: Generation Z

Biological Origin: Mostly Oriental, Pacific Islander, and/or of Asian Descent

Country: Nepal

Fellow One Research Participant - The Four Body Types Identifier

Fellow One Research Identifies this “The Four Body Types” Body Type Quiz/Test Research Participant’s Body Type as a:

Body Type Three

Basic Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Self-Determined (SD) Health Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)

2

Basic Fellow One Research Calculated (FORC) Health Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**

2.71


What Does My Body Type Three (BT3) Mean?


Life is all about balance. Unbalance allows a human being to truly understand balance by recognizing, honestly, what their unbalances truly are. All be it some more than others, all human beings are unbalanced physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, at least to some extent. But most human beings are very unbalanced and unhealthy. The more unbalanced the body type (BT4 is the most unbalanced body type), including metabolism, the more physical work the specific individual person has to do to bring their human body into a state of true physical balance (BT1).

Body Type One (BT1): Physically balanced (Anatomy Standard).

*Fully developed vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *33 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (0 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Very Low to Low probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *High tendencies to be symmetrical. *Skinny fat is unlikely. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters equally as much as physical (body/genetics/DNA) balance.

Body Type Two (BT2): Less Physically Balanced.

*Mostly developed vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *32 to 22 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (1-8 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Low to Medium probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *Moderate tendencies to be symmetrical. *Skinny fat is likely. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters equally as much if not more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT2 person is achieving to physical (body/genes/DNA) balance.

Body Type Three (BT3): More Physically Unbalanced.

*Moderate to mostly undeveloped vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *21 to 11 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (9-17 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *Medium to High probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *Moderate tendencies to be asymmetrical. *Skinny fat is very likely. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters even more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT3 person is achieving to physical (body/genetics/DNA) balance.

Body Type Four (BT4): Mostly to Fully Physically Unbalanced.

*Mostly to completely undeveloped vertebrae, spinal extension (posture), and muscle. *10 to 0 out of 33 Vertebrae Developed and Extended, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (18-26 Vertebrae Undeveloped/Underdeveloped) *High to Very High probabilities of experiencing obesity in the short and long-terms. *High tendencies to be asymmetrical. *Skinny fat is extremely likely. *Mental (mind), emotional (energy in motion), and spiritual (soul/soul energy/star power/IT Factor) balance matters even that much more (to make up for physical unbalances) while the BT4 person is achieving to physical (body/genes/DNA) balance.


More Fellow One Research Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Data – Aria Magar & Skinny Fat, Back Pain, Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle


Skinny Fat & Back Pain

The Four Body Types, Body Type Quiz (Female/Woman/Women) Results 1170 - Body Type Three (BT3), Fellow One Research Participant Test Body Type Three (BT3), Body Type Quiz/Test (Female/Women) Results 1170 - Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types Skinny fat has been a slighlty serious problem in my life overall. I have experienced the skinny fat phenomenon in the past and/but I am presently experiencing the skinny fat phenomenon in my life. After reviewing my body, I am experiencing and/or have experienced skinny fat including thin fat, cellulite, crepey skin, loose/saggy skin, and/or normal weight obesity, in general, relative to: upper leg/front thighs, upper leg/inner thighs, upper leg/back thighs, upper leg/outer thighs, buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, midriff/abdomen/belly, shoulders, middle back, lower back, as far as I can tell.

On average, I do not experience back aches and pain. I feel back aches and pains in my body in relation to: nowhere and it is directly relative to my Body Type Three (BT3).


Diet (Food & Drink/Hydration)

Basic Self-Determined Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Diet Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)

2

Basic Calculated Fellow One Research Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Diet Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**

2.8

I believe my daily diet is unhealthy overall. I would say my diet is carnivore-leaning omnivore. I eat 2 meals per day but they are not all nutritionally balanced; I am not getting all my nutrients. I eat mostly fast/processed/junk food. I drink alcohol once to a few times per month following the recommended 1 glass/day women/2 per day men. I drink the equivalent of 6-8, 8 ounce glasses of clean water daily and am hydrated.


Cardio & Resistance (Weight Lifting, Calisthenics (Body Weight), Isometrics/Gravity) Exercise Training

Basic Self-Determined Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Exercise Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)

2

Basic Calculated Fellow One Research Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Exercise Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**

2.33

Body Type Test (Female/Woman) Results 1170, Body Type Three (BT3) - Fellow One Research Participant Quiz, The Four (4) Body TypesBody Type Quiz/Test (Women/Female) Results 1170, Fellow One Research - The Four Body Types, Body Type Three (BT3)In my opinion, my weekly cardio exercise training routine is unhealthy. I do cardio exercise 2x per week. My training is 15 minutes per day. I like the following types of cardio activities: walking, treadmill, and the like.

My belief is that my weekly resistance exercise training routine is unhealthy. I do not do any resistance exercise; 0x per week. I enjoy the following kinds of resistance exercise training activities: nothing as it stands now.

My daily work/job/career is not strenuous/active at all, I sit around all day.


Lifestyle (Career, Relationships, Travel, Hobbies, Sleep, Stress, etc.)

Basic Self-Determined Body Type Quiz/Test Participant Lifestyle Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)

2

Basic Calculated Fellow One Body Type Quiz/TestParticipant Lifestyle Score (5 is Very Healthy, 1 is Very Unhealthy)**

3

Fellow One Research, Body Type Test (Woman/Female) Results 1170 - The Four (4) Body Types Quiz, Body Type Three (BT3)Body Type Quiz (Women/Female/Woman) Results 1170, Body Type Three (BT3) - Fellow One Research Participant Test, The Four Body TypesI think my lifestyle overall is unhealthy. I get 5.0 to 6.0 hours of sleep per day/night on average. My daily/nightly sleep, on average, is of very poor quality as I have insomnia & awake completely unrefreshed each morning. I find I am happiest when I partake in the following lifestyle activities: career/job/work, educational opportunities, family relationships, intimate/romantic relationship(s), hobbies, travel, and such. Over the past 6 months, my average daily stress levels have been moderate.

No, my doctor(s) has never diagnosed me with a hormone imbalance that negatively affected my weight. I am not currently dealing with a doctor-diagnosed hormone imbalance that negatively affects my weight. No, a licensed medical doctor has never diagnosed me with a specific malformation, underdevelopment, abnormality, or the like.

If my diet, exercise, and lifestyle were all very healthy my body would look 100% identical to a Body Type One (BT1) with all muscles/muscle mass properly developed. My genetics/DNA are the indirect reason for my body type shape; diet, exercise, and lifestyle are the main reason. Yes, the soul is very real and definitely plays a direct part in human health.

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78 thoughts on “Body Type Test (Quiz) Results 1170 – Body Type Three (BT3) Female (Woman), Generation Z

  1. Comment #5249

    Hi Aria:

    Thanks for your Fellow One Research Participant, The Four Body Types’ Free Body Type Quiz/Test Calculator submission.

    Please carefully review the above post.

    After reviewing your Body Type Quiz data and images it appears you are probably a Body Type Three (BT3) with at least likely underdeveloped thoracic 1, thoracic 5, thoracic 6, thoracic 7, thoracic 8, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, and sacrum vertebrae. Your BT1 Classic Arch and Dimples do not look fully developed. Being a BT3 is supported by your statements, "If/when I put fat weight on my body, it is most likely that I will put the fat weight on in relation to: upper leg/front thighs, upper leg/inner thighs, upper leg/outer thighs, buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, upper chest/pectoral/breast, shoulders, upper back, middle back, lower back, lower side trunk/love handles, as accurately as I can figure." and "I am experiencing and/or have experienced skinny fat including thin fat, cellulite, crepey skin, loose/saggy skin, and/or normal weight obesity, in general, relative to: upper leg/front thighs, upper leg/inner thighs, upper leg/back thighs, upper leg/outer thighs, buttocks, lower midriff/waist/hips, midriff/abdomen/belly, shoulders, middle back, lower back, as far as I can tell."

    Please answer the following:

    Looking at the BT1 Dimples and Classic Arch here https://fellowone.com/fellow-one-research/the-four-body-types/

    A. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% fully developed, how Developed are your Body Type One (BT1) Dimples?
    B. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% fully developed, how Developed is your Body Type One (BT1) Classic Arch?

    All the years of your life, from 0-23, should be clearly represented in your answers in a range of years (For Example: If you are a 24 year old Body Type Two (BT2), but were a BT1 early on in your life, but then became a BT2, then you would answer with something like — BT1 = 0-17 years, BT2 = 18-24, years). After double-checking the images here https://fellowone.com/fellow-one-research/the-four-body-types/

    C. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type One (BT1), if any?
    D. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type Two (BT2), if any?
    E. What years of your life did/have you looked like a Body Type Three (BT3)?
    F. What years of your life did you look like a Body Type Four (BT4), if any?

    G. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? Every human body is born the same, with the same muscle mass and development, as per every Standard Science/Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1). Obesity and/or skinny fat (thin fat, cellulite, crepey skin, loose skin, saggy skin, normal weight obesity) are solely/only about poor diet, laziness/no exercise, and unhealthy lifestyle habits.

    H. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? The spine/vertebrae (posture) & muscle/muscle mass are main, vital components in the scaffolding, structure, & metabolism of the human body as well as it’s balance, health, & appearance, no less, and directly affects body type (one of The Four Body Types).

    I. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% True, True or False? Mainstream science and medical doctors are right, all any human being has to do to lose weight & look like a Standard Scientific Human Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) is reduce daily calorie intake & increase daily calorie burn.

  2. Comment #5250

    1. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being Makes Real Logical And Reasonable Sense, how Logical And Reasonable would you say the Fellow One Research variables and data are, as you understand them now?

    2. As per #1, Why?

    3. What could be done better to help better explain and show the research data to date?

    • Comment #5252

      1. On the basis of the scale of 1-10, I would say it to be 9.
      2. It covers pretty much all the aspects affecting the health of individuals such as diet, exercise,genetics and the body makeup of the bones which highly influences the way a body looks and the muscle mass. However, the concept of vertebrae being undeveloped or fully developed is unclear and the scale to determine looks variable.
      3. To help better explain and research data to date , it would be better to produce an app and professional opinion could be listed and health and obesity parameters could be made more clear to understand the body type more easily.

  3. Comment #5327

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Green Grapes

    Ingredients: Grapes

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Sourced

    Calories: 104 (1 Cup)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hello Gnosis,
    My favorite snack to eat during my first week of weight-loss is grapes. Are fruits such as grapes good for weight-loss? I am afraid it is full of sugar and will impede my weight-loss. I love fruits like oranges, mangoes, bananas and grapes. How can I enjoy fruits in my diet and still not gain weight?

    • Comment #5356

      A popular and healthy snack food, green grapes are convenient and easy to eat because they grow in bunches. They pack readily into a brown bag or lunch box and can be consumed without utensils or making a mess. Just pull from the bunch and pop in your mouth.

      Cultivated for thousands of years, ancient and modern civilizations have revered grapes for their health benefits and practical use including winemaking. Grapes come in a variety of colors including green, red, black, yellow, and pink. They can be purchased in multiple forms as well, such as seeded, seedless, raisins, jellies, and juice.

      In terms of health and nutrients/nutrition, one (1) cup of whole, natural green grapes contains 104 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates including 1.4 grams of fiber and 23 grams of natural sugar (0 grams of added sugar), 1 gram of protein, and 0.2 grams of fat. As for vitamins and minerals, grapes (how much depends on the variety) afford beta-carotene (vitamin A precursor), the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and pyridoxine (B6) along with vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Minerals include copper, potassium, and manganese.

      With a glycemic index (GI) rating — the measure of how fast a food raises your blood sugar — ranging from 49–59, depending on grape variety, the GI is consider low to medium (some people consider under 55 as low, while others consider under 50 ). So long as you eat grapes in true moderation, they are safe for weight loss and diabetics.

      That being said, compounds found in grapes may help improve your body’s insulin response. Recent data indicates that grapes may significantly decreased homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), which is a measure of insulin resistance. This is particularly true of the powerful antioxidant resveratrol.

      Research shows that resveratrol likely helps decrease insulin resistance while increasing insulin sensitivity. Moreover, it protects your pancreas’s beta cells, which produce insulin, improves insulin production, and increases the number of glucose receptors on cell membranes. Scientific indications are that resveratrol helps manage your blood sugar levels over time, thus reducing your diabetes risk and preventing diabetes-related complications.

      When it comes to losing weight and weight management, studies have shown that resveratrol is beneficial to metabolizing fatty acids, increasing energy levels, and improving metabolism, all of which can help with successful weight loss. Moreover, grapes contain copious flavonoid antioxidants that can allow for maintaining a healthy weight. As well, grapes offer anthocyanins (antioxidants) that have anti-obesity effects like suppressing body weight gain and reducing liver fat.

      Of course, antioxidants, in general, help reduce free radicals and oxidation, protecting cells and improving functioning and aging. Other powerful antioxidants found in grapes (how much depends on the variety) include polyphenols, quercetin, vitamin C, beta carotene, lutein, and ellagic acid.

      Further health benefits associated with grapes include supporting the immune system/immunity, lowering blood pressure and increasing heart health/reducing the risk of heart disease, decreasing inflammation, mitigating constipation, bettering diabetes (neuropathy), anti-cancer effects, strengthening eye health (retinopathy), improving brain health, memory (Alzheimer’s disease and dementia), attention, mood, and sleep, reinforcing the bones and joints (osteoarthritis), protecting against bacteria and fungi, assisting with skin (acne and wrinkles) and hair health, and promoting longevity while slowing the signs of aging.

      In moderation, natural sugars in whole fruits (not juices) are not a real concern for most people relative to weight loss due to the fiber and other goodness in fruits, in general. You can always choose fruits low in sugar if you are really concerned. Fruits like strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, lemons, limes, blackberries, honeydew melons, watermelons, oranges, peaches, cantaloupes, and grapefruit have lower natural sugar amounts.

  4. Comment #5308

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: Sleep

    Stress Level: High

    Sleep Duration: 6.0

    Sleep Quality: Very Poor Quality

    Dream: I Remember My Dreams, They Were Mostly Nightmares.

    Sleep/Wake Schedule: Night Owl

    Is there a link between sleep and diet?. I have sleeping problems and have difficulty getting sound sleep due to stressful life as I'm a university student. Most times even when I try to sleep, I cannot and end of eating more during night-time. and I have read somewhere that eating during night-time leads to more weight-gain. I want to know if I can improve the quality of sleep by changing my diet.

      • Comment #5388

        I mostly snack on fruits like grapes and jujubes and peanut butter cookies.I am a night owl. As I am a student I do not complete my study materials before 1, so my normal sleeping time is 1 am. No, I do not consume any alcohol before going to sleep.

        • Comment #5393

          We assume by "jujubes" and peanut butter cookies you mean sugary candy and snacks? If so, the sugar (empty carbs) and other likely poor quality ingredients (like high sodium and chemical preservatives, etc.) are doing your body no favors and likely directly, negatively affecting your sleep. As a student, like most students, we understand that money is probably tight and food choices are limited.

          What other snacks do you have reasonable, affordable access to?

          Any real fruit other than grapes? Any natural protein sources like chicken, almonds, peanuts, peanut butter, or even cheese or milk, or the like?

          The less sugar (empty carbs) and high Glycemic Index (GI) foods as well as bad fat (ie. too much saturated fat, any hydrogenated or poor quality fats like cottonseed, safflower, refined canola or soybean oil or the like) that you consume, and the more high-quality protein and good fats such as unrefined olive oil or flax (especially extra virgin) and even unrefined sunflower, canola, or soybean oil, or dairy like cheese or milk (assuming you are not allergic) in moderation are much better choices.

          Remember that your body has to digest and process whatever you eat, and that takes energy. The more energy your body requires to process foods you eat before you go to bed, especially heavy, empty-calorie, poor quality foods, the less time it has to get into deeper levels of sleep to regenerate and repair/heal your body.

          If you are unsure of whether a food is a good choice or not, send us the food and ingredients and we are happy to offer science-based input.

  5. Comment #5326

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight Loss Journey Update

    My first week of scientifically tracking my weight loss was good. I lost 3.53 pounds, down to 139.55 pounds from 143.08 pounds on day 7.

    I have cellulite all over my lower body including on my buttocks and back thighs. I want to get rid of it as it makes me body-conscious and insecure about myself. Will it go away if I lose weight?? I have seen many skinny women with cellulite so I want to know if there is any way to lose it completely.

    • Comment #5328

      Congratulations on your weight loss progress to date.

      Skinny fat including cellulite is genetic and tricky. The only way to permanently get rid of it is to properly build muscle mass where you have skinny fat/cellulite. Which is no easy task. Incorporating resistance exercise, especially weightlifting, but also calisthenics, yoga, or isometrics, will help.

  6. Comment #5389

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Walking

    Duration: 1.0 hours

    Time of Day: Mid-Evening

    Name: Walking

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    I have been walking for atleast 60 minutes a day now. It has been difficult for me to complete the 10,000 steps as my daily goal. But I am continuing it thinking about my health and weight-loss goal. My birthday is coming up on May. I want to be in my best shape this year so I can focus on my major career goals. I want to try new form of exercise as fun and low-intensity as walking. Is there any other form of low-impact exercise like walking that I can do anywhere?

    • Comment #5392

      Great job so far. If you have reasonable access to an elliptical, treadmill, rowing, or step machine, they are solid choices as well. Does your school have a student recreational (rec) center that you have free access to? Or perhaps your dorm or another student building on campus has multiple floors and you can climb the stairs from top to bottom repeatedly for 30 minutes to 1 hour? Keep up the hard work.

  7. Comment #5394

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Soybean Chunks

    Ingredients: Soya Chunks And Semolina

    Product Manufacturer: Naulo Khadya Udyog

    Calories: 345 (100 Grams)

    Type of Food: Processed Regular Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis, as I am consuming omnivore diet I'm eating chicken as my major source of protein. It's affecting my bowel habits as I feel constipated the day I consume more chicken. I want to alternate my protein source from chicken to Soyabean chunks . Have you heard of Soyabean chunks? It is really accessible and affordable here in my country so I also want to know which is the better option as source of protein for me and good for my weight-loss journey.

    • Comment #5398

      Soya chunks have become a hugely popular protein substitute for vegetarians. Made from defatted soy flour that is the byproduct of yellow soybean oil production, they are rich in diverse nutrients, especially protein. However, soy is a controversial food product, as some say it is very healthy while others have concerns about how it influences hormones in the body, no less, and thus health.

      Currently, the general stance of science is that soy is healthy. Nutritionally, 100 grams of uncooked soya chunks contain 345 calories, 52 grams of protein, 0.5 grams total fat, and 33 grams of carbohydrates including 13 grams of fiber. With a very low Glycemic Index (GI) around 14, they are a good choice for low-carb diets and diabetics.

      In terms of vitamins, soya chunks afford, depending on the product and manufacturer, small to trace amounts of vitamin A, the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and folic acid (B9) as well as vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K1. Minerals include rich quantities of calcium and phosphorus along with tiny amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc.

      Soya chunks and weight loss are a trickier matter. On one hand, they may not be the best choice as they are high in calories. To compare, 100 grams of chicken contain only 165 calories, half the calories of soya chunks. Thus, you would need to do more exercise to help burn the extra calories.

      On the other hand, some research shows that soya chunks stop excess fat from accumulating around the organs, thus promoting weight-loss and mitigating obesity. Moreover, because they are high in fiber, they promote slow digestion, keeping you full and satiated longer. For resistance training/weightlifters, they can help build muscle thus increasing metabolism to burn more calories.

      Soya chunks contain isoflavones, a type of antioxidant polyphenol. Also known as phytoestrogens because of their direct relationship with estrogen receptors in the body, isoflavones are usually believed to mimic the hormone estrogen. However, research indicates that soy isoflavones differ from estrogen in many ways and have unique effects on the body. The amount of isoflavones depends on the product and manufacturer.

      The usual types of isoflavones in soy are genistein, daidzein, and glycitein. Isoflavones, especially in fermented soy, are linked to reducing cholesterol blood levels (also influenced by saponins), improving blood sugar while assisting with Type 2 diabetes, protecting against heart disease, increasing bone density, decreasing the risk of breast, uterine, and prostate cancers, enhancing mental functioning, bettering fertility, and alleviating female menopause.

      Other possible benefits of soya chunks are improving bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis while strengthening hair and skin.

      Known negative effects of soy include suppression of thyroid function and causing digestive and bowel upset including flatulence and diarrhea. As well, like all plant seeds, soy contains phytic acid or phytates, which impair the absorption of minerals like zinc and iron. Phytic acid can be reduced through boiling, sprouting, or fermenting.

      Finally, beware of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans. They are common nowadays but the science is unclear about their real effects on the human body and health at this time. If possible, avoid GMOs by buying 100% organic soy products or those labeled as non-GMO.

      • Comment #5399

        PS: what makes you think that it is the chicken that is causing constipation? Such bowel issues more typically arise from a dietary lack of enough good fiber from vegetable, fruits, etc. as well as dehydration. There is really no scientific evidence that chicken causes constipation or makes it worse.

  8. Comment #5390

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Update

    My second week of scientifically tracking my weight loss was not so successful. I lost 1.33 pounds, down to 138.22 pounds from 139.55 pounds on day 14. I felt like I lost my water weight so my weight-loss was more on week 1. Even though in total I have lost 4.86lbs so far i do not see any significant changes in my body. How long does it take to notice differences in the shape of body while losing weight??. The indifference in my structure is making me anxious even though the weight has changed.

    • Comment #5391

      Congratulations on losing 4.86 pounds so far. When you will begin to really notice a difference is a tricky question. Water weight loss will play into things as will skinny fat including cellulite.

      According to mainstream scientists and medical doctors, once you are within safe BMI weight range, your body will look like the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) (see attached) with all muscles and muscle mass fully developed. But because skinny fat including cellulite and normal weight obesity are very real variables that mainstream scientists and doctors do not take into account relative to BMI. The only way to truly see results is to lose the weight and track your progress like you are doing in the Scientific Weight Loss Program Diary above. Keep up the hard work and the results will reveal themselves in due time.

  9. Comment #5429

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Workout Class (varies)

    Duration: 0.25 hours

    Time of Day: Late Evening

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    I have decided to change my form of exercise from walking to jump rope as jump rope are easily available around here and needs limited space compared to walking when I have hectic schedules. What are the benefits of jump rope compared to walking? How much should I jump rope daily to burn 500 calories in moderate intensity?

    • Comment #5430

      As a total body workout that can be done in small spaces (with enough floor space and a high enough ceiling) at a cheap cost (typically $2.00 to $15.00), jump rope is an excellent substitute for walking or other cardio exercise, in general.

      Jumping rope allows you to burn more calories in a shorter period of time. Five minutes of jump rope burns more calories than five minutes of walking as it is a full body workout. It is estimated that 10 minutes of high intensity jump rope burns 146 calories (150 pound person) whereas 10 minutes of high-intensity running burns 140 calories. At medium intensity, 140 calories are burned jumping rope versus 125 if jogging. And at low intensity, 105 calories are burned jumping rope versus 117 if running.

      According to Science Daily, 10 minutes of high-intensity jumping rope is the equivalent of an 8-minute-mile. This is why the American Heart Association highly recommends skipping rope, it even creating an entire movement around it.

      Jumping rope works your upper body, lower body, and core because of the resistance factor. You can also add other exercises and turn your jump rope session into a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) routine. Exercises like push-ups, squats, and calf raises, etc. Add in barbells and/or a bar weight to increase the resistance and calorie burn.

      Moreover, other health benefits of jumping rope include improving coordination, especially foot coordination. It will also strengthen the muscles surrounding your foot and ankle joints, which will help reduce the risk of foot and ankle injuries. Furthermore, it assists with building agility and quickness, strengthens the heart, increases bone density, improves cognitive function, and is portable.

  10. Comment #5427

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: General

    Subject: What kind of diet foods can we have on a period for higher energy and weightloss?

    I got my monthly menustral cycle this week. I felt low on energy, had severe cramps, mood and lacked motivation to follow my diet. I eventually pushed through so I could lose the weight I wanted this week. Is there any specific diet and food that I can eat during this time to make my journey easier? This is problem of almost every girls when they are on a diet because they cannot exercise nor eat the food and balance it.

    • Comment #5432

      Menstrual cycles can be tough for many women. We addressed the PMS part of bloating, including ways to reduce it, here.

      As for foods to eat or not to eat to reduce bloating as much as possible. Foods that are known to cause bloating and should be avoided while on your period include legumes (beans, lentils, peas, baked beans), wheat (including germ and bran), oats, barley, rye, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables, onions, garlic, apples, prunes, pears, dairy products, soda & carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners (xylitol, sorbitol, and mannitol), sugar alcohol, and beer.

      After reviewing your diary entries, foods like milkshakes, cauliflower, lentil soup, aloo paratha (wheat), curd, eggs, cheese, apple, muffin, potato chips, and mentos could all make your bloating worse during your period.

      Foods to focus on eating when you are bloated:

      * Food high in fiber that are not mentioned above help reduce bloating: Aim for 18–30 grams per day of both soluble and insoluble fiber from whole grains like quinoa, buckwheat, and wild rice, nuts like almonds and almond flour, fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, kiwi, lemons, watermelon, orange, grapefruit, papaya, pineapple, and coconut and coconut flour, vegetables including spinach, zucchini, sweet potatoes, beets, asparagus, avocado, carrots, ginger, tomatoes, artichokes, mint, and celery (and root), along with seeds including sunflower and fennel.
      * Instead of dairy try lactose-free milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, or flax milk. Probiotic dairy like yogurt can also be a good choice.
      * Lean meats like chicken breast, salmon, etc.
      * Instead of refined sugar or artificial sweeteners use unrefined raw wild honey, stevia, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla.
      * Keep sodium intake to less than 1500 mg per day.
      * Drinking plenty of clean water: 6–8.5 cups (1.5–2 liters) per day of water.
      * Exercise regularly. Walking, hiking, jogging, swimming, etc. for about 30 minutes each day may help keep your bowels moving regularly. Or jump roping for no less than 10 minutes per day.

      Particularly relative to blood loss, foods that will help increase and build energy include iron-rich foods like quinoa, beets, spinach, arugula, romaine and other dark leady greens, ginger, dark chocolate, almonds (as well as butter), fruits including figs, dates, & raisins, tofu, and lean meats including poultry, fish (salmon, etc.), and lean cuts of red meat. Other foods that can help increase energy include peppermint tea, kombucha, probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, omega-3 fatty acid foods like flaxseeds and oil, and turmeric.

      Moreover, how you eat matters. Eat slowly so you swallow less air. Limit processed, junk, and fast foods as well as high-FODMAPS carbohydrate foods like dried fruit, juices, cauliflower, kale, and milk.

      In terms of weight loss, all the foods mentioned are high-quality foods. So, it is really about monitoring your daily calorie intake and keeping at your 500 daily calorie deficit along with daily exercise and burning more calories to continue losing weight.

  11. Comment #5428

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Update

    My third week of scientifically tracking my weight loss was good. I lost 1.86 pounds, down to 136.36 pounds from 138.22 pounds on day 21. however this week my body felt bigger than normal and I experienced bloating throughout the days. I want to know what causes bloating in the body? Is it related to my diet and exercise? Is there any way through which bloating can be reduced?

    • Comment #5431

      Congrats on your 2 pounds of weight loss on average per week so far. Keep up the hard work.

      Bloating is tricky. It can be caused by certain foods that you are eating. But it can also be caused by menstruation. Research indicates that changes in progesterone and estrogen levels during a typical menstrual cycle cause the body to retain more water and salt which causes the body's cells to become swollen with water, thus leading to the feeling of being bloated. As one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 weeks before a woman’s period, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists up to 85 percent of women experience PMS bloating.

      Things you can do to reduce PMS bloating:

      1) Avoid salty foods
      2) Eat potassium-rich foods like dark leafy greens (spinach, romaine, arugula, etc.) sweet potatoes, bananas, avocados, and tomatoes
      3) Increase diuretics intake including asparagus, pineapples, watermelon, cucumber, leeks, ginger, and garlic
      4) Stay hydrated by drinking lots of clean water
      5) Avoid refined carbohydrates found in fast, junk, processed foods such as white flour and other heavily refined flours, processed sugars, and empty-calorie carbs
      6) Exercise regularly
      7) Although much more controversial for many reasons, consider the birth control pill

      Food bloating is discussed in your diet comment.

  12. Comment #5387

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Watermelon

    Ingredients: Watermelon

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Sourced

    Calories: 46 (1 Cup/152 Grams)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis, I enjoy eating watermelon. I buy whole watermelon from local fruit vendors and cut it up and store it in my fridge. What are the nutrients in it? I also wonder if the sugar in it is making my PMS bloating worse?

    • Comment #5437

      Watermelon was likely domesticated as a fruit in Northeast Africa roughly 4,000 years ago. It has a superior ability to hydrate the body due to the fact that it is typically comprised of 92% water. Its high water content also keeps calories to a minimum which usually makes it a smart choice for weight loss and management.

      Its sweet and juicy texture means that taste is not compromised. Watermelon has diverse uses. It can be cut and eaten as slices, cubes, balls, etc., used in salads, blended in smoothies, or even juiced. You can also roast the seeds (like pumpkin seeds) for a healthy, delicious snack that is high in protein.

      In terms of nutrients, watermelon has a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One cup (152 grams) affords 46 calories, 11.5 grams of carbohydrates including 0.6 grams of fiber and 9.4 grams of natural sugar, 0.9 grams of protein, 0.2 grams of fat, and no cholesterol. It contains decent to tiny amounts of vitamin A, beta carotene, the B-vitamins thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), and folate (B9) as well as vitamin C. As for minerals, watermelon provides fair to trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, selenium, calcium, and fluoride.

      In terms of antioxidants, watermelon is a rich source of carotenoids, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, phytosterols, and cucurbitacin E. All of which helps counteract free radical damage to reduce cellular oxidation which can slow the processes of disease and aging. With more lycopene than tomatoes, especially seedless and very ripe watermelons, it gives the fruit its cherry red color. Studies have shown that lycopene may have mild protective properties against sunburn while likely helping reduce the risk of cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes when eaten symbiotically with a healthy lifestyle. Not to mention cucurbitacin E, which is thought to inhibit cancer tumor growth by improving the process by which your body removes damaged cells (autophagy).

      Moreover, watermelon boasts the amino acids tryptophan, leucine, lysine, arginine, and, particularly, citrulline. Science indicates that citrulline may improve exercise performance and reduce muscle soreness post-workout. It also may help with blood flow and lowering blood pressure.

      As mentioned, due to its high water content, in moderation watermelon is also a diuretic which can assist with mitigating dehydration and even bloating (too much can have the opposite effect). Its hydrating properties combined with vitamin C and vitamin A also improve skin health through cellular repair, enhanced wound healing, and increased collagen production. Further health benefits include reduction of inflammation (antioxidants), increasing eye health including preventing macular degeneration (lycopene), maintaining blood sugar levels, lowering the risk of heart disease, and supporting efficient digestion.

      Note: although rare, it is possible to have an allergy to watermelon. Symptoms can include itchy mouth and throat along with swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, throat, and/or ears. Finally, as watermelon is relatively high in fructose, it may not be a good choice for certain people on a FODMAP diet, as it can cause bloating, gas, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and/or constipation. People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should likely avoid watermelon.

  13. Comment #5449

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Workout Class (varies)

    Duration: 0.50 hours

    Time of Day: Early Evening

    Name: Jump-rope Workout

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    I have been doing jump-rope every-day for 30 minutes this week. the first two days were very hard but I enjoy it very much compared to walking.It makes me sweat very much and makes me feel sore first few days. I want to get better at it and trip less.I do it mostly in my room during evening time after my college is over. I feel productive after completing the exercise and it makes me happy and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

  14. Comment #5448

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Update

    I have completed week four of my scientific weight-loss journey. I lost 2.21 pounds, down to 134.15 pounds from 136.36 pounds It feels easy as the diary keeps me accountable and motivated to continue on when I have bad days. I feel great compared to the days when I started and want to keep going to reach my goal.

    • Comment #5451

      Successfully losing 8.93 pounds to date is impressive. You are on track to lose your goal of 18.08 pounds to get to 125.00 pounds, well within your safe BMI weight range. We look forward to next week's progress update.

  15. Comment #5446

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Yogurt

    Ingredients: Whole Milk, Live Cultures

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Sourced

    Calories: 61 (100 Grams)

    Type of Food: Regular, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis! I have been including yogurt in my diet in the fourth week of my weight-loss journey. I buy it from local dairy stores here where they produce fresh yogurt daily. It decreases my cravings for junk and processed food. I eat it with my fruits and salads during lunch and dinner. What are the health benefits of Yogurt? Is Yogurt good for weight-loss? How can I eat Yogurt while maintaining my diet?

    • Comment #5462

      Indian Ayurvedic medicinal texts reference yogurt as far back as 6000 BCE. It is a popular health food worldwide nowadays. Produced by fermenting milk using probiotic bacteria, specifically gut-flora friendly Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, once the bacteria converts the milk lactose (sugar) to lactic acid, the milk thickens and develops its unique tart flavor.

      Due to its lower concentrations of lactose, yogurt can be eaten by some people with a lactose-intolerance, although plant-based yogurts are likely a better choice.

      Fruit, nuts, seeds, wild honey, and other healthy ingredients can be added to make yogurt more appetizing. Organic, minimally processed dairy is best. Avoid yogurt that is heavily processed, has refined added sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colors, and/or other unhealthy ingredients.

      Yogurt is nutritionally-rich. How much depends on manufacturing processes and whether it is whole, reduced fat, or skim milk. 100 mg of whole milk yogurt contains 61 calories, 3.5 grams of protein (casein and whey), 4.7 grams of carbohydrates which is all sugar (lactose and galactose) and no fiber, along with 3.3 grams of fat most of which is saturated with fair amounts of monounsaturated fat.

      In terms of vitamins, whole milk yogurt affords the B-vitamins thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12). It also contains choline, and many yogurts are supplemented with vitamin D. As for minerals, whole milk yogurt provides high amounts of quality calcium as well as solid amounts of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Yogurt, especially low-fat, is a solid choice for people looking to manage weight or lose weight. It works well for low carb and similar diets. Research has shown that whey protein may positively promote weight loss and lower blood pressure. Quality protein, in general, helps with appetite regulation because it increases the production of hormones that signal fullness. Feeling satiated likely reduces the number of calories consumed overall, which can further help with weight loss and management. Moreover, multiple studies have found that yogurt consumption is associated with lower body weight, body fat percentage (including belly fat), and waist circumference along with healthier eating habits and reducing the incidence of obesity.

      Yogurts with live culture probiotics enhance positive, healthy gut bacteria. This in turn, improves digestion and strengthens the immune system. Research also suggests that live probiotics help protect against Type-2 diabetes, cancer (colon, etc.), and vaginal infections. As research about probiotics and gut health continue to emerge, other likely health benefits appear to include treating intestinal upset and irritable bowel, improving some mental health conditions, keeping the heart healthy, and reducing allergies and skin conditions like eczema.

      Other health benefits associated with yogurt include preventing osteoporosis, reducing high blood pressure, reducing the risk of irritable bowel syndrome, and decreasing the chances of chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

      People who are severely lactose intolerant or have a milk allergy should avoid yogurt.

  16. Comment #5518

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Workout Class (varies)

    Duration: 0.50 hours

    Time of Day: Early Evening

    Name: Jump Rope

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    After the second week of completion of jump work workout for 30 minutes per day. I have felt like my legs have gotton stronger along with the endurance to continue the exercise for longer period of time and I don't get tired earlier. I haven't noticed much changes in part of the body while jumping ropes except for my legs and calves.I am enjoying the work-out and want to continue it further to see more body changes.

  17. Comment #5517

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Cucumber

    Ingredients: Raw Cucumber

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Produced

    Calories: 17 (142 Grams)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis! As I am continuing to diet, I have felt often bored with the foods I intake and repeat them regularly and I feel like I have limited choices food to snack on. This week I have discovered another vegetable cucumber to snack on as it fills me up easily. It is low on calories and easily available at the local farmers market in my country. I eat it raw and sometimes include it in my salads. Can to tell me other low calories food that we can snack on during diet??

    • Comment #5533

      Although typically labeled a vegetable, cucumbers are actually a fruit. As a member of the Cucurbitaceae family which also includes squash and various melons such as the bitter melon, cucumbers are eaten worldwide nowadays while having been cultivated in India since ancient times. They are a popular Blue Zone Mediterranean Diet food because of their wealth of nutrients and medicinal qualities.

      One of the most famous aspects of cucumbers Is their ability to hydrate the body due to being roughly 96% water. With the highest H2O content of any food, it helps keep calories to a minimum. There are two main kinds of cucumbers: slicing (AKA seedless or European) and pickling (usually 3-7 inches long). Available in diverse options, varieties you can purchase include Armenian (snake), Japanese, Kirby, Lemon, and Persian cucumbers.

      Because of their low-calorie content, cucumbers are a smart choice for losing weight and weight management. Because of their high water content, cucumbers are filling. Their ability to satiate has tendencies to lead to eating less. As a very low "energy density” food, studies suggest that foods with low energy density often assist with weight loss.

      Nutritionally, 142 grams of raw cucumber contains 17 calories, 0.8 grams of protein, 3.1 grams of carbohydrates including 1.0 gram of fiber and 2.0 grams of sugar, 0.2 grams of fat, and no cholesterol. In terms of vitamins, cucumbers afford small to trace amounts of vitamin A (beta-carotene), the B-vitamins niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), folate (B9), & cobalamin (B12), vitamin C, and vitamin K. As for minerals, it contains decent to tiny amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, manganese, copper, and iron.

      Cucumbers are rich in phytonutrient antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids, lignans, tannins, and beta carotene. Research has shown that the antioxidants in cucumbers, especially the lignans, can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer.

      Other health benefits of cucumbers include being anti-inflammatory, helping regulate blood sugar and controlling and preventing diabetes, improving heart health, normalizing digestion including decreasing constipation, strengthening bones (vitamin K and calcium), reducing the risk of different types of cancer (antioxidants), and improving skin health.

      On the flip side, although negative risks are more uncommon, some people do find cucumbers hard to digest which can lead to stomach and bowel issues. Because cucumbers are high in vitamin K, they can cause blood clotting trouble for some people. Moreover, in rare instances, people can be allergic to cucumbers. And, cucurbitacins can be toxic for a tiny portion of the population. Finally, organically grown cucumbers are best, to ensure limited exposure to dangerous chemicals and pesticides.

      Other low-calories foods include many fruits and vegetables, here is a list of 33 options and 7 more that are not fruits and vegetables.

  18. Comment #5521

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Very High

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Update

    I have completed week five of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have gained weight this week. I gained 0.33 pounds, up to 134.48 pounds from 134.15 pounds.Though I have exercised regularly and tried to improve my diet. I feel like I have failed this week and eaten more calories and burned less then required. I will start again next week to get back in shape and lose my weight. I am still very motivated and feel like I can do it.

  19. Comment #5569

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Apple

    Ingredients: Raw Apple

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Produced

    Calories: 95 (182 Grams/1 Medium)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis!
    This week my favorite diet food has been an apple. I usually buy apples produced by the local farmers and buy them at local farmers market - I am not sure what the variety though. I have also seen many people including apple in diet. Is it healthy in the long run? Does it promote weight-loss?

    • Comment #5576

      Mainstream apples were brought to America by European settlers. The North America native fruit is the crabapple, which is smaller and tart to the palate. There are many kinds of apples, most of which are grown in the United States nowadays. A few are still imported.

      Types of apples are numerous and diverse, with over 7,000 different cultivars globally, including the Red Delicious, McIntosh, Crispin, Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Honeycrisp. Some are sweeter and more popular for snacking. While others are more sour or tart and better for baking or cooking.

      There is a reason why apples are well-known for the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are a powerhouse of nutrients. Depending on the variety, one medium apple (182 grams) contains 95 calories, 25.1 grams of carbohydrates of which 18.9 grams is sugar and 4.4 grams is fiber, 0.5 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of fat, and no cholesterol.

      In terms of vitamins, apples afford decent to small amounts of vitamin A (beta carotene), the B-vitamins thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), and pyridoxine (B6), choline, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Minerals include fair to trace quantities of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, iron, and copper.

      As for weight loss, apples support losing weight because of their lower calorie count and healthy fiber content that allows for slower digestion which keeps blood sugar balanced, thus encouraging satiation. The more full you feel, the less calories you are likely to eat. One study showed that overweight women who consumed three apples a day lost 2.7 pounds over 12 weeks. Furthermore, research suggests eating apples may significantly reduce Body Mass Index (BMI), possibly due to the antioxidant polyphenols, which are linked to anti-obesity effects.

      Apples are rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from harmful molecules, free radicals, that lead to the development of chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer while expediting the aging process. Antioxidants include polyphenols like the flavonoids quercetin and catechin as well as phloridzin and chlorogenic acid along with the carotenoid antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. This powerful spectrum of antioxidants is known to help with a range of ailments from protecting the eyes from harmful high-energy light waves like ultraviolet rays in sunlight and reducing the risk of macularlar degeneration and cataracts, to decreasing the risk of many types of cancer such as colorectal, oral cavity, esophageal, and breast cancers, no less. Moreover, antioxidants assist with graceful aging by keeping DNA mutation to a minimum.

      Other health benefits of apples include lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes (antioxidants), decreasing bad cholesterol levels, promoting happy gut bacteria/flora, gut health (pectin/fiber) & digestion (diarrhea and constipation), improving immunity, alleviating asthma, protecting the brain from oxidative stress damage and degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, strengthening bones (calcium/minerals), and supporting the lungs.

      On the flip side, organic apples are highly recommended to reduce your exposure to pesticides and other dangerous chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing processes. Some people have reported an allergic reaction to the drug fexofenadine (Allegra) in relation to apple juice.

  20. Comment #5571

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Swimming

    Duration: 0.50 hours

    Time of Day: Early Evening

    Name: Swimming

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    I have continued jumping rope for atleast 30 minutes each day this week too. It's summer here in my country. I go for swimming too these days. Is swimming considered a good exercise for weight-loss? I usually swim for 30 minutes few times a week. How long should one swim for proper weight-loss?

    • Comment #5573

      Swimming is an excellent all-around healthy exercise as it incorporates the whole body in movement which burns more calories. How many calories you burn to enhance weight loss depends upon the intensity and duration of your swim session.

      On average, a 160-pound person burns roughly 400 calories an hour while swimming laps at a moderate-intensity. That same person can increase calorie burn up to 700 or so calories an hour swimming at a more high-intensity pace. In comparison, a 200-pound person would burn between 500 and 900 calories an hour using those same duration and intensity variables. Whereas a 240-pound person will likely burn between 600 and 1,100 calories.

      Here is a swimming calorie burn calculator

      Keep in mind that metabolism is finicky. To truly increase it requires CONSISTENCY in the exercise you are doing. In the short term, that means really 7 days per week doing the same cardio exercise(s) at the same intensity for the same duration -- you can probably get away with 6 days per week, but genetics and body type do matter. Moderate-intensity, steady-state cardio is best to ensure that you actually increase your metabolic rate to consistently burn more calories daily.

      Typically, the body needs a day or two of rest. But, when partaking in a short-term weight loss journey, 7 days per week is fine so long as it is temporary.

      You can further increase metabolic rate and calorie burn by including resistance training, especially weightlifting, in your exercise routine. The more muscle you build, the more calories and fat you burn. Yoga can also be a solid choice.

  21. Comment #5570

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Week Six Update

    I have completed week six of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have lost weight this week. I lost 1.56 pounds, down to 132.92 pounds from 134.48 pounds. I have exercised regularly and changed my eating pattern little bit. The weight drop is getting difficult each week with the same calories consumed.What is the main reason behind it?

    • Comment #5574

      Yes, it is normal to experience more difficulty in losing weight the less weight you have to lose - the closer you are your safe BMI weight range. This is especially true the more skinny fat you are dealing with - skinny fat being cellulite, thin fat, loose/saggy skin, and crepey skin. As you get to your safe BMI weight range, if you experience normal weight obesity (another type of skinny fat) this is a key sign that, genetically, you have underdeveloped muscles/muscle mass relative to all the vertebrae where you are experiencing any skinny fat.

      Another reason weight loss becomes more difficult is because water weight is typically lost in the first part of any weight loss journey. Water is easier to lose than fat.

      Moreover, as you lose weight, is it a normal evolutionary response for the body to want to keep weight which in turn has tendencies to further slow metabolism. One more reason to make sure you stay consistent with your daily exercise routine to help ensure you burn as many calories as possible.

      Finally, keep in mind that your BMR (basal metabolic rate) will change/reduce as you lose weight. The less you weigh, the fewer calories your body needs to function. So be sure to adjust your BMR calories for your new, current weight.

      FYI - We recalculated your current weight of 132.92 pounds which makes your current Standard Mifflin St Jeor BMR 1354.56 calories. Thus, your new 500 calorie daily deficit would be 854.56 calories.

  22. Comment #5621

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Banana

    Ingredients: Ripe Banana

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Produced

    Calories: 112 (1 Medium/126 Grams)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis! I have taken banana as a fruit to snack on this week. I normally eat 1-2 bananas per day. It is produced by the local farmers and I can find bananas whole year in my country. Sometimes I eat it after my work-out and I feel full for longer time comparing to other fruits. How many bananas per day is considered healthy? Is banana a diet food?

    • Comment #5626

      Technically/botanically speaking, a banana is a berry. Practically all modern edible seedless bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Native to tropical Indomalaya (most of South and Southeast Asia and into the southern parts of East Asia) and Australia, Musa species were likely first domesticated in Papua New Guinea as far back as 8000 B.C.

      With the largest global producers being India and China, bananas are grown in 135 countries. Although there is no real distinction between "bananas" and "plantains,” in the Americas and Europe banana is the preferred term. Growing in clusters, the fruit varies in size, color, and firmness. It Is typically elongated and curved with soft flesh covered with a rind. Colors can be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown, depending on the variety and how ripe. 

      When perfectly ripe, bananas are usually sweet to the palate. They are rich in nutrients, how much depends on the cultivation and manufacturing processes, variety, and ripeness. One typical medium yellow banana (126 grams) contains 112 calories, 1 gram of protein, 29 grams of carbs of which 3 grams is fiber, 15 grams is sugar, and the rest is starch, 0 grams of fat, and 0 grams of carbohydrates.

      Vitamins afforded include decent to small amounts of vitamin A (alpha & beta carotene), the B-vitamins riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pyridoxine (B6), folate (B9), & cobalamin (B12), choline, and vitamin C. As well, they contain solid to trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, iron, and selenium.

      Moreover, bananas are a wealthy source of antioxidants that help protect cells against free radical damage while reducing the risk of diseases like cancer and heart disease, helping the body gracefully age. Antioxidants include flavonoids, amines, vitamin C, and gallocatechin. The banana peel is loaded with polyphenols, carotenoids, and other antioxidants. Banana peels are edible and packed with nutrients; they are not poisonous.

      Bananas are a good choice for weight loss because they are relatively low in calories, all things considered. They are high in soluble fiber that helps you feel full for longer. The longer you are satiated, the less likely you are to eat more food and thus consume additional calories. Mixing bananas with a high-protein food like yogurt can increase satiation further.

      As well, bananas are a good choice for diabetics as the glycemic index (GI) — the measure of the rise in blood sugar levels after eating a particular food — for a ripe banana is 51, with slightly under-ripe bananas even lower at 42. A GI score of 55 or less is rated as low, meaning that the food will not raise blood sugar significantly. They are a safe and nutritious food for people with type 2 diabetes, in moderation, and as part of a balanced, individualized diet plan.

      Other potential health benefits of bananas include Improving blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity (unripe), balancing blood pressure, decreasing the risk of heart disease (potassium), supporting digestive health, mitigating exercise recovery (electrolytes), and decreasing the risk of mental health issues (depression).

      Both ripe, yellow bananas and unripe, green bananas can satisfy a sweet tooth and help maintain health.

  23. Comment #5620

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: Sleep

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Sleep Duration: 6.50

    Sleep Quality: Low Quality

    Dream: I Do Not Remember My Dreams

    Sleep/Wake Schedule: Night Owl

    I had a very stressful week. Due to the anxiety and stress of exam, I could not focus more on getting good sleep. I slept late at night every day and had dark circles around my face. I woke up frequently during night times during my sleep. I also developed headaches next day due to poor sleeping pattern. I have stopped snacking before sleep and drink plenty of water if I get cravings. Does not getting enough sleep slow your weight-loss?

    • Comment #5625

      There is a strong correlation between sleep and weight loss. The scientific research data is growing to support the importance of sleep relative to successful weight loss and maintenance. However, being a college student is difficult and stressful. It is times like these when you are not getting enough sleep (and there is really nothing you can do about it) that diet and exercise are even that much more important to get right/healthy. If you can get in a nap during the day, that will help.

  24. Comment #5617

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Moderate

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Week Seven Update

    I have completed week seven of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have lost weight this week. I lost 1.64 pounds, down to 131.28 pounds from 132.92 pounds. I have 3 weeks remaining to lose the remaining 6.29 pounds to reach my goal of 125 pounds which is very possible. I have continued to diet and have consumed healthy food along with exercise. I am happy as I am getting closer to my target number as my weigh-in video shows.

  25. Comment #5642

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Workout Class (varies)

    Duration: 0.50 hours

    Time of Day: Early Evening

    Name: Jump-rope Workout

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    I had a very relaxed week due to holidays. I could exercise freely at my home. Most days I followed the youtube work-outs of jump-rope and some included squats and jumping jacks along with jumping rope.I think I need a new pair of speed ropes as the rope I have has been torn in the middle and it makes me happy as I am being consistent with the exercise. It was fun and different from the workouts I have done previously and a lot more fun.

    • Comment #5645

      We are glad you have found a way to make exercise fun as that is key to being consistent, burning more calories, and achieving real weight loss success.

  26. Comment #5643

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Quinoa

    Ingredients: Quinoa, Whole Grain

    Product Manufacturer: Safa Sansar

    Calories: 222 (1 Cup/128 Grams)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Hey Gnosis! I bought quinoa and tried it today as I heard from a friend that it is a good diet food instead of white rice. It is grown and easily available in the supermarket in my place. What are the health benefits of Quinoa? I want to take it instead of rice in the coming week. I like the taste of quinoa and I'm planning to make it with lots of vegetables.

    • Comment #5667

      Used by South American native peoples in the Andes Mountains (specifically Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, and Peru) for more than 5,000 years, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has more recently become a popular gluten-free health food in the United States. Technically a seed but labeled a whole grain, it contains all nine of the essential amino acids which makes quinoa a complete protein, unlike most plant-based foods. In fact, quinoa is so nutritious that it is used by NASA to feed astronauts on long-term space missions.

      Quinoa should be thoroughly rinsed before use to decrease the amount of bitter saponin that coats the seed (an evolutionary protection from being eaten by insects and birds). There are more than 120 different types of quinoa, but the most common available grocery store versions are yellow, white, red, and black. When properly prepared, the whole grain has a subtle nutty flavor that is easy on the palate, making it versatile for many dishes and an excellent substitute for rice.

      A nutritional powerhouse, 1 cup (128 grams) of quinoa contains 222 calories, 8.14 grams of protein, 39.4 grams of carbohydrates of which 5.18 grams are fiber and 0.9 grams ore sugar, 3.55 grams of fat (0.42 grams is saturated), and 0 mg cholesterol. In terms of vitamins, it affords fair quantities of the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), and folate (B9) along with Vitamin E. Minerals include decent to trace amounts of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, and calcium.

      Quinoa is a solid choice for weight loss/people trying to lose weight because of its high fiber and protein content which helps you feel full. The more satiated you feel, the less you eat and thus the fewer calories you consume. Some research indicates that it also influences metabolism in a good way which can positively affect body weight.

      As well, quinoa is loaded with antioxidants including the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol which help reduce free radical cell damage. Studies have shown that kaempferol may help protect against infection and diabetes as well as skin and liver cancers. Moreover, antioxidants, in general, help decrease the risk of diseases like heart disease and cancer while assisting with graceful aging.

      Other health benefits of quinoa include improving digestive health (constipation), reducing the risk of intestinal cancer, strengthening the heart by lowering cholesterol and balancing blood sugar, assisting with managing the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, mitigating inflammation and hypertension, alleviating menopause (phytohormones), and encouraging longevity.

      All that being said, the total oxalates content in quinoa is 183–185 mg/100 g. Excess oxalates can lead to kindey stones and renal failure/damage to kidneys. Individuals with an increased risk of kidney stones are advised to keep oxalate consumption to around 100 mg per day (average is 200 to 300 mg daily).



  27. Comment #5641

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Very Low

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Week Eight Update

    I have completed week eight of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have lost weight this week. I lost 1.98 pounds, down to 129.30 pounds from 131.28 pounds. It got easier to lose weight this week as I had more time to focus on my diet and exercise. I have 2 weeks remaining to lose the remaining 4.3 pounds to reach my goal of 125 pounds which is very possible. I have continued to diet and have consumed healthy food along with jumping rope as exercise. I am happy as I am getting closer to my target number as my weigh-in video shows.

  28. Comment #5687

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Chia Seeds

    Ingredients: Whole Chia Seeds

    Product Manufacturer: Sara Worldwide Business

    Calories: 131 (1 Ounce/28 Grams/2 Tablespoons)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    Recipe: Chia Seeds

    Hey Gnosis! This week I have included chia seeds in my diet. It is found easily in the supermarket as it is produced locally in my country.. I usually take 1 tablespoon chia seeds by soaking it in glass of water for few minutes in the empty stomach in early mornings. It keeps me full and reduces my hunger. Sometimes, I put it in the pudding I make and have it with my salad as well. What are the health benefits of chia seeds? How should I consume chia seeds for maximum benefits?

    • Comment #5693

      Once a staple in ancient Aztec, Maya, and Mesoamerican culture diets, cultivated as far back as 3500 BC, the tiny, edible chia seeds are native to Mexico and Guatemala. A member of the mint family, the chia seed (Salvia hispanica) is sometimes referred to as Salba chia or Mexican chia. Nowadays, chia seeds are grown commercially around the world in countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, Australia, and the United States.

      Because of their bland taste and overall versatility, chia seeds are very easy to incorporate into your diet and can be used in a variety of recipes and ways. In fact, in most instances there is really no need to grind, cook, or otherwise prepare them, as they can be eaten raw, soaked (water or juice), added to oatmeal, pudding, smoothies, and baked goods, or sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, vegetables, rice dishes, etc. Plus, they work wonders in homemade fritters or the like as a binding agent due to their gel-like nature when wet.

      Introduced in the late 1970s, the seeds are used in the popular fad terracotta figurine product Chia Pets, which includes the well-known jingle “Ch-ch-ch-chia.”

      Chia seeds are packed with nutrients. One ounce (28 grams/2 tablespoons) contains 131 calories, 5.6 grams of protein, 8.4 grams of fat of which 5 grams is the Omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the rest is mostly Omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), 13.07 carbohydrates including 11.2 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar, and 0 mg cholesterol. Vitamins include vitamin A and the B-viatmins thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), and folate (B9). In terms of minerals, they are rich in magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium and contain decent to trace amounts of zinc, iron, and copper.

      Also known for their copious powerful antioxidants, chia seeds contain no less than chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol. Antioxidants are coveted for their ability to neutralize free radicals, which are known to cause cell damage leading to diseases like cancer and heart disease, while negatively affecting the aging process. Specifically, research indicates that chlorogenic acid likely helps lower blood pressure, caffeic acid has anti-inflammatory effects, and others protect the liver, heart, and brain (cognition).

      As for weight loss and weight management, the high fiber content (nearly 35% of daily fiber In 1 ounce!) and high amount of protein in chia seeds will help you feel more full and control your appetite. The more satiated you are, the less you are likely to eat and the thus the fewer calories you will consume which may play a role in preventing being overweight and obese. Although adding chia seeds to your diet probably will not cause weight loss on its own, they may be a useful addition to a balanced, nutritious diet to help you lose weight.

      Other health benefits of chia seeds include increasing good HDL cholesterol, reducing spikes in/helping regulate blood sugar, and strengthening bones (minerals especially calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus).

      On the flip side, too many chia seeds can lead to digestive upset including constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and gas. Dry seeds can be a choking hazard, which can be avoided by soaking in water first before consumption. In rare instances, chia seeds can negatively interact with medications and they can pose an allergy for some people.

      All that being said, chia seeds contain 45 mg of oxalates per 2 tablespoons. Intake of excess oxalates can lead to kindey stones and renal failure/damage to kidneys. If you are at an increased risk of kidney stones you are advised to keep oxalate consumption at around 100 mg per daily or less (average is 200 to 300 mg per day).


  29. Comment #5686

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: Sleep

    Stress Level: Very Low

    Sleep Duration: 7.0

    Sleep Quality: Quality

    Dream: I Do Not Remember My Dreams.

    Sleep/Wake Schedule: Not Too Early/Not Too Late

    This week I had good quality of sleep overall. I did not wake up during mid-night or had scary dreams at all. I made a routine to sleep early by 11:30pm at night compared to other weeks and woke up by 7:00 am. I felt energetic in the morning and could finish the work early. As I consumed healthy food and exercised regularly, I did not have food fatigue during day time as well, I used to have it after consuming carbohydrates and fats.

  30. Comment #5685

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Very Low

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Week Nine Update

    I have completed week nine of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have lost weight this week. I lost 2.21 pounds, down to 127.09 pounds from 129.30 pounds. I have lost a total of 15.99 pounds, down from 143.08 when I started.

    It got easier to lose weight this week as it was easier for me to make healthy choices in terms of food and exercise.. I have 1 week remaining to lose the remaining 2.09 pounds to reach my goal of 125 pounds which is possible. I have continued to diet and have consumed healthy food along with jumping rope as exercise.

    Even after taking the quiz and losing weight my body type has not changed much in terms of my vertebrae and muscle.
    When I initially took the quiz my underdeveloped vertebrae were thoracic 1, thoracic 5, thoracic 6, thoracic 7, thoracic 8, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, and sacrum. I still do not have the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One image and body even though I am well within my safe BMI weight range which at 5 feet 4 inches is 110 pounds to 140 pounds.

    Now after losing the weight, here is how I rate my quiz-identified underdeveloped vertebrae (On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% Fully Developed, 1 being 0% Fully Developed):

    Thoracic 1 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Thoracic 5 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Thoracic 6 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Thoracic 7 development
    Muscle/Muscle mass=5
    Skinny Fat=5

    Thoracic 8 development
    Muscle/Muscle mass=5
    Skinny Fat=5

    Thoracic 11 development
    Muscle/Muscle mass=4
    Skinny Fat=6

    Thoracic 12 development
    Muscle/Muscle mass=6
    Skinny Fat=4

    Lumbar 1 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Lumbar 2 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 4
    Skinny Fat = 6

    Lumbar 3 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Lumbar 4 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Lumbar 5 Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Sacrum Development:
    Muscle/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Even though the mainstream science and medical doctors are adamant that once I am within my safe BMI weight range I look just like the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) with all vertebrae and muscles/mass fully developed, I clearly see that it did not happen with my body and I do not have the BT1. I also do not see dimples and arches on my back. Instead, I still have skinny fat on my body along with cellulite where there should be muscles and muscle mass.

    I have exercised regularly and consumed healthy food. I believe genetics and type of exercise you do determine the body type. As, I mostly focused on cardio as my form of exercise, resistance training and weight-lifting could help me reduce my skinny fat and cellulite (but why should I have to when mainstream science and medical doctors are so adamant that once I am within my safe BMI weight range I already look just like the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1)?).




    • Comment #5688

      Great job to date. Thanks for the clear update on your weight loss progress including your skinny fat/cellulite situation. We look forward to your final update next week.

  31. Comment #5716

    Comment Type: Diet

    Diet Type: Food Item

    Food Item (Product) Name: Pineapple

    Ingredients: Raw Pineapple Chunks

    Product Manufacturer: Locally Sourced

    Calories: 83 ((1 Cup/165 Grams)

    Type of Food: Organic, Whole Food

    This week I devoured fresh raw pineapples. The pineapples are easily available in the farmers market as it is locally produced here. I love the taste of fresh pineapple, especially in the warmer months. I mostly eat it during lunch time as I wanted to prevent food coma. I eat them raw and sometimes mixed it with my salad. Pineapples are really delicious. Are they healthy and good for weight loss?

    • Comment #5726

      Originating in South America, European explorers named the spiny/scaly bumped (“eyes”) pineapple for its resemblance to a pine cone as they spread the popular tropical fruit across the world. This included Christopher Columbus. A collection of flowers, each with its own “eye” infused around the central core, it takes a pineapple a staggering three years to mature.

      Pineapples became so popular that by the 17th century some American colonists risked dangerous trade routes to import pineapple from the Caribbean Islands. Nevertheless, for centuries, they were so rare that only very wealthy people could afford to purchase them. In fact, some people even rented the exotic fruit to display at dinner parties.

      Prized for its delicious, tart yet sweet, healthy yellow flesh, it is commonly eaten baked, grilled, or freshly cut. A versatile ingredient, it can be used in fruit salads, regular salads, smoothies, sorbets, popsicles, jams, honey roasted concoctions, cakes/pastries, salsa/pico de gallo, casseroles, sweet and sour vegetables, pizza, kabobs, as a complement to protein dishes such as seafood, chicken, or pork, and in cocktails.

      Loaded with nutrients, 1 cup (165 grams) of pineapple contains 83 calories, 1 gram of protein, 1.7 grams of fat, 21.6 grams of carbohydrates of which 2.3 grams is fiber and 16 grams is sugar, and 0 mg of cholesterol. Vitamins include decent to trace amounts of vitamin A (beta carotene) and the B-vitamins thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), and folate (B9), as well as a high volume of vitamin C and small quantities of vitamin K. Moreover, it affords copious to fair amounts of the minerals manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and calcium.

      Pineapple is also rich in antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress/free radical damage in cells staving off inflammation, weakened immune health, and diabetes along with diseases like cancer and heart disease, no less, while assisting with graceful aging. On top of high levels of vitamin C and manganese, it is especially rich in the antioxidants bromelain, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. A digestive aid, bromelain is a group of digestive enzymes, specifically protease, that helps breakdown protein (amino acids and small peptides), especially meat, and is found in commercial meat tenderizer. Furthermore, numerous antioxidants in pineapple are considered bound antioxidants which means they produce longer-lasting effects.

      Due to its particular wealth of vitamin C and manganese, pineapple significantly helps boost immune health, iron absorption, growth and development, and metabolism. Its positive effect on metabolism can benefit people trying to lose weight. It further benefits weight loss efforts due to its low-calorie content and enzymes which some research has shown may help with fat burning, although more research is needed. However, with a medium Glycemic Index (GI) of 66, it should be eaten in moderation as it can spike blood sugar.

      Further health benefits of pineapple include improving post-workout recovery, decreasing arthritis pain (anti-inflammatory), promoting tissue healing (especially the skin, wrinkles and texture through collagen production), decreasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration, preventing asthma, lowering blood pressure, and improving fertility.

      On the flip side, it is possible to have an allergy to pineapple that can include hives, swelling, and trouble breathing. Because of the presence of powerful bromelain enzymes, eating too much can cause mouth irritation, tenderness, sores, skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Its high vitamin C content may induce diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or heartburn if over-consumed. Finally, it can also negatively interfere with certain medications, particularly antibiotics, anticoagulants, blood thinners, anticonvulsants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, insomnia drugs, and tricyclic antidepressants. Be sure to consult your doctor as needed.

  32. Comment #5715

    Comment Type: Exercise

    Exercise Type: Cardio

    Cardio Type: Treadmill

    Duration: 0.50 hours

    Time of Day: Early Evening

    Name: Jump-Rope & Treadmill Combo Workout

    Intensity: Slightly Intense

    This is the last week of my weight-loss journey, so I wanted to put more effort as I wanted to lose the required weight for myself. Everyday I jumped rope for 30 minutes including the tread-mill walk at medium speed for 15 minutes. It made my workout more challenging and I felt happy. I found a new love for the jumping rope workout and will continue further in future.

    • Comment #5722

      We are happy to hear that you found exercise that you enjoy doing, and hope you continue exercising in your regular life to successfully maintain your weight and health.

  33. Comment #5717

    Comment Type: Lifestyle

    Lifestyle Type: General

    Stress Level: Very Low

    Subject: Scientific Weight-Loss Journey Week Ten Update

    I have completed week ten of my scientific weight-loss journey. I have lost weight this week. I lost 3.08 pounds, down to 124.01pounds from 127.09 pounds. I have lost a total of 19.07 pounds, down from 143.08 when I started. Similar to last week this week I became more active and ate healthier. I feel happy with my body.

    However, Like last week even after taking the quiz and losing weight my body type has not changed much in terms of my vertebrae and muscle.

    When I initially took the quiz my underdeveloped vertebrae were thoracic 1, thoracic 5, thoracic 6, thoracic 7, thoracic 8, thoracic 11, thoracic 12, lumbar 1, lumbar 2, lumbar 3, lumbar 4, lumbar 5, and sacrum. I still do not have the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One image and body even though I am well within my safe BMI weight range which at 5 feet 4 inches is 110 pounds to 140 pounds.

    Now after losing the weight, here is how I rate my quiz-identified underdeveloped vertebrae (On a scale of 1-10, 10 being 100% Fully Developed, 1 being 0% Fully Developed):

    Because I am well within my safe BMI weight range now, I should be no less than a 9 for Muscles/Muscle Mass for all, but I am not.

    Thoracic 1 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Thoracic 5 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Thoracic 6 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Thoracic 7 development
    Muscles/Muscle mass=5
    Skinny Fat=5

    Thoracic 8 development
    Muscles/Muscle mass=5
    Skinny Fat=5

    Thoracic 11 development
    Muscles/Muscle mass=4
    Skinny Fat=6

    Thoracic 12 development
    Muscles/Muscle mass=6
    Skinny Fat=4

    Lumbar 1 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Lumbar 2 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 4
    Skinny Fat = 6

    Lumbar 3 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Lumbar 4 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Lumbar 5 Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 6
    Skinny Fat = 4

    Sacrum Development:
    Muscles/Muscle Mass = 5
    Skinny Fat = 5

    Even though the mainstream science and medical doctors are adamant that once I am within my safe BMI weight range I look just like the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) with all vertebrae and muscles/mass fully developed, I clearly see that it did not happen with my body and I do not have the BT1. I also do not see dimples and arches on my back. Instead, I still have skinny fat on my body along with cellulite where there should be muscles and muscle mass like last week.

    I feel light by losing weight but I do not have the muscular body which I desired for. In fact, I fear I have more skinny fat and I lost my muscles due to weight-loss more than fat. How is this possible when the mainstream science and medical doctors are so adamant that once I am within my safe BMI weight range I already look just like the Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1)? I feel like the mainstream science body standard is entirely variable as it depends on various factors. I have seen skinny people with less muscles and some heavy weight people with more muscle mass. How would one explain that?




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    • Comment #5723

      Sincere congratulations on your weight loss success and meeting your goal of 18 pounds of weight loss to reach no less than 125.00 pounds - officially reaching 124.1 pounds.

      Please clearly and thoroughly answer questions 1), 2), and 3) below.

      It sounds like you agree that the three mainstream scientists and medical doctors body type standards are not accurate, the standards are:

      Standard #1: The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1)
      Standard #2: Body Mass Index (BMI)
      Standard #3: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – the bare minimum number of calories your body requires for basic survival functioning each day.

      Those standards are not accurate, the inaccuracies are:

      Standard #1 Inaccuracy: The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) is not accurate because, genetically, it is a fact that any part of the human body can be underdeveloped or undeveloped, to whatever degree.

      Standard #2 Inaccuracy: Body Mass Index (BMI) is not accurate because, genetically, skinny fat (cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, normal weight obesity) is real and exists in place of where there should be muscles/mass. As well, it is possible to have excess muscle mass on your body which would put you into the overweight or obese column of your BMI weight range, but because you do not have excess fat/too much fat on your body, you are not overweight or obese.

      Standard #3 Inaccuracy: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is not accurate because, metabolically, the scientifically calculated standard Mifflin St Jeor equation and Harris-Benedict equation for activity do not take into account skinny fat. Science recognizes that one pound of muscle burns 6 calories daily, but one pound of fat/skinny fat only burns two to three calories per day, which directly affects metabolism, especially BMR. The more skinny fat you have on your body, the more negatively your metabolism is affected (fat/skinny fat burns fewer calories than muscle), the less accurate your BMR calculations are, and thus the fewer calories your body actually needs daily.

      Because the three mainstream science body type standards are not accurate, it sounds like you agree that the Fellow One Research Theory was correct, which was/is "However, the Fellow One Research, The Four Body Types Theory is, because of your anticipated underdeveloped vertebrae (thoracic, lumbar, sacrum) identified in your Body Type Quiz/Test, you will not look identical to a Body Type One (BT1). You will experience skinny fat in some form (cellulite, thin fat, crepey skin, loose skin, saggy skin, and/or normal weight obesity) due to, no less, your underdeveloped vertebrae and corresponding lack of muscles/mass."

      Question 1) Do you agree or disagree?

      As for your question, "I have seen skinny people with less muscles and some heavy weight people with more muscle mass. How would one explain that?"

      Genetics is the explanation. Diet, exercise, and lifestyle also matter, but you are living proof that even diet, exercise, and lifestyle are inferior to genetics when it comes to vertebrae and muscles/muscle mass development relative to skinny fat and weight loss. One could also do resistance exercise/weight lifting and add muscle/mass to their body. But, skinny fat (cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, crepey skin, normal weight obesity) is genetics. Along with cellulite, you are experiencing normal weight obesity which carries with it the same general risks as obesity. Obesity is defined as having too much fat on the body (not as being overweight). Let us say that again, obesity is defined as having too much fat on your body. Normal weight obesity is being within your safe, normal BMI weight range, but having skinny fat on your body where you should have muscle/mass.

      And, to clarify, there is no scientific evidence at all that losing weight safely, like you did, involves losing muscles/muscle mass in the weight loss process. The only way the human body loses muscle/mass at your young age, unless your doctor has diagnosed you with some rare disorder, is through starvation/consistently denying the body the resources it needs to function, forcing it to break down and use muscles/mass to survive.

      All your scientific data indicates that you did not ever starve yourself, that you lost weight safely the entire time. Thus, you did not lose muscles/mass in your weight loss journey, that muscles/muscle mass was never there to begin with -- in its place was/is skinny fat, thanks to your genetics. If you have evidence to contradict this, present it here on this chat thread.

      Question 2) Please either present your argument in the form of evidence and facts as to why you disagree with this assessment or confirm you understand and agree that because of your genetics you never had that muscle/mass relative to your underdeveloped vertebrae identified in your Quiz to begin with, and in its place has always been/is skinny fat (cellulite and normal weight obesity, no less).

      Question 3) Finally, please confirm whether you agree or disagree that you are a Body Type Three (BT3) with 9-17 underdeveloped vertebrae (keep in mind your vertebrae responses in your final scientific weight loss journey update Comment). If you disagree, explain why.

      • Comment #5727

        Answer1 : Yes, I agree with the Fellow one reasearch theory that it is because of my anticipated underdeveloped vertebrae (thoracic, lumbar, sacrum) identified in my Body Type Quiz/Test, I did not look identical to a Body Type One (BT1). And I have experienced skinny fat in some form (cellulite, thin fat andnormal weight obesity) due to, no less, my underdeveloped vertebrae and corresponding lack of muscles/mass."


        Answer 2: Also I was never muscular since childhood. I did not have proper muscle mass in many areas of my body like thighs, hips and always had some form of cellulite and skinny fat even in normal weight and BMI range like now. So, I believe that it is due to my genetics that I never had that muscle/mass relative to my underdeveloped vertebrae identified in my Quiz to begin with, and in its place has always been/is skinny fat (cellulite and normal weight obesity, no less).

        Answer 3: Yes I agree that I am body type three(BT3) with 9-17 underdeveloped vertebrae as even after losing weight I have normal weight obesity with cellulite and skinny fat now and the muscles around the back and vertebrae is not developed and I do not have the muscle mass and arches and dimples BT1 and BT2 has which strengthen my beilef that I am BT3(Body Type Three).