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?

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