FAQ #1 – What is Body Type Science (The Four Body Types)?
Body Type Science is based on genetics, particularly vertebrae and muscles/muscle mass development (or lack thereof). It is a scientific/genetic fact that any part of the human body can be underdeveloped, to whatever degree, including vertebrae and muscles/mass. Just as it is a genetic fact that each vertebra houses a specific set of muscles, and muscle(s) directly affect posture and metabolism.
The Four Body Types
Body Type One (BT1) – All 33 Vertebrae Fully Developed, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (0 Vertebrae Underdeveloped relative to muscles/muscle mass and posture)
Body Type Two (BT2) – Between 32 and 22 Vertebrae Fully Developed, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (1-8 Vertebrae Underdeveloped relative to muscles/muscle mass and posture)
Body Type Three (BT3) – Between 21 and 11 Vertebrae Fully Developed, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (9-17 Vertebrae Underdeveloped relative to muscles/muscle mass and posture)
Body Type Four (BT4) – Between 10 to 0 Vertebrae Fully Developed, relative to the 24 Moveable & Two Fixed Bones (18-26 Vertebrae Underdeveloped relative to muscles/muscle mass and posture)
Comparing The Four Body Types, Scientific Body Type Quizzes, BT1, BT2, BT3, & BT4
FAQ #2 – What are Current Mainstream Science and Medical Doctors Body Type Standards?
When you go to have your regular doctor checkup, these are the standards by which you are being held to determine whether or not you are healthy & “normal”.
Standard #1: The Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) – unless you have been diagnosed with a specific abnormality, deformation, or underdevelopment by your doctor (and even then, you are still a BT1 only with a specific diagnosis), according to mainstream scientists and medical doctors, once you are within your safe BMI you are a BT1, and the only reason you do not look like a BT1 is because you are consistently eating too many calories above your daily BMR which is causing you to be overweight or obese (too much fat on the body). Yet, there are countless people in the world who are within safe BMI who deal with some form of skinny fat and do not look like the 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.
FAQ #3 – Why are Current Mainstream Science and Medical Doctor’s Body Type Standards Inaccurate?
Standard #1: 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: 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: 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.
FAQ #4 – What is Skinny Fat?
Only recognized by science in the last decade or so, skinny fat is normal weight obesity, cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin, and/or crepey skin, all of which are types of body fat directly related to the skin that affect how the body looks externally as well as how the body functions internally, including metabolism.
FAQ #5 – Why are Science-Based Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle, Metabolism, & Genetics Important?
FAQ #6 – How Does the Obesity Epidemic relate to Body Type Science?
Body Type directly correlates to vertebrae, muscles/muscle mass, fat, and skinny fat, including normal weight obesity. Because one pound of muscle burns 6 calories daily, but one pound of fat/skinny fat only burns two to three calories, people who have skinny fat on their body and are following their calculated Standard BMR/RMR calories are eating too many calories daily. Eating excess calories leads to being overweight and obese.
Further, having skinny fat where there is undeveloped muscles/muscle mass directly affects posture (spinal extension), which directly, negatively affects the structure and functioning (including exercise) of the human body. Skinny fat increases the probability of having excess fat on the body. Obesity is defined as having too much fat on the body.
Normal weight obesity is defined as being within your safe BMI weight range but still having too much fat — although, by definition, you are technically/medically no longer overweight or fat/obese once within your safe BMI — so it is really a type(s) of skinny fat on the body.
FAQ #7 – Why Are All Other Body Types Unscientific (Somatotypes/Three Body Types/Endomorph/Ectomorph/Mesomorph, Kibbe Body Types, Triangle Body Types, Hormones Body Types, 10 Body Types, etc.)?
Because they are based on zero (0) science and are nothing but arbitrary, subjective shapes.
FAQ #8 – How Does Fellow One Research’s The Four Body Types’ Body Type Science Determine/Identify Body Types?
Use the Scientific Body Type Quiz/Test for Women and Men to determine/identify if you are a Body Type One (BT1), Body Type Two (BT2), Body Type Three (BT3), or Body Type Four (BT4). The Scientific Body Type Quiz can be used symbiotically with the Scientific Weight Loss Program Diary (Advanced and Basic) to scientifically track your diet, exercise, and lifestyle data while having access to the Expert Science-Based Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle “Ask Gnosis” Support Team. Finally, browsing the Celebrity Body Types will help you better understand how to identify and determine your own body type.