NEAT - non-exercise activity thermogenesis
EAT - exercise activity thermogenesis
Both of these terms mean the amount of calories burned. EAT refers to calories burned during scheduled exercise. NEAT concerns calories burned during any activity that's not part of scheduled exercise, for example walking to the shops, housework, school run etc.
When you deliberately reduce your calories, we naturally want to move less to conserve energy, which then reduces the calories burned throughout your day.
If you started a new plan at the beginning of January, you'll probably have seen some quick changes over a few weeks. However, things will start to slow. This is normal but it can be a bit disheartening.
Instead of cutting calories more or going to the gym more, try increasing your NEAT first. It's much less strenuous on your nervous system than another workout, it's brilliant for your cardiovascular health, it stops you feeling restless and fidgety when you need to focus. That extra movement might be enough to kick your fat loss up a notch.
Aside from usual daily tasks, try to factor in NEAT activities that make you feel good like a walk outside without your phone at lunchtime or taking your kids to the park and having a go on the swings!
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