The state of your body is determined by the signals it’s sent from the external environment. Hang outside for a while on a nice summer day and your skin tans—an adaptation to better handle the sun’s radiation. Being skinny-fat is a consequence of sending signals not strong enough to either queue for the creation of muscle or ship for the slaughter of body fat. Fixing skinny-fat is about fixing signals. Sadly, it’s not that most skinny-fats don’t try sending the right signals. They do. But they’re usually the wrong ones. Below are seven signaling secrets to start the strike against skinny-fatness.