Ask the Doctor: Why isn't my activity translating into weight loss?

Question: I have a new job. I am constantly moving around and pretty much on my feet all day. I am a lot more active than before, but it hasn't resulted in any weight loss. My diet has not changed. What's the deal?

Answer: It surely sounds like you are more active at work. But you might only be burning slightly more calories over a full day. You need to consider whether your activities before and after work have changed. For example, do you need to walk a shorter distance now to get to your new job than you did before? Are you so tired when you get home, you are not as physically active?

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in.

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