Originally Posted by LeafUF
Dream is that note on NEAT saying people become less active or that the calories burned from doing every day stuff decreases. If its the latter that makes sense to me, considering it becomes easier to do many things as you get closer to a healthy weight you would burn less calories doing so. Unless I am thinking of this incorrectly.
Both, actually. It stands to reason that resting energy expenditure would decrease owing not only to the lighter weight but also movement efficiency. But also voluntary general activity decreases. Perhaps it's a survival mechanism kicking in. In any case, more and more we're hearing that exercise is at least as importance for weight maintenance as for weight loss. It's almost as if people need to be reminded to keep moving as they near and reach their goals.