The goal is always to be eating as much food as possible while seeing changes in your body shape or size. If you are not able to be as physically active as you typically are for an extended period of time (12 weeks or more), you may choose to increase your NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis). NEAT is all the activity that falls outside of formal exercise like walking, standing, and generally moving around throughout the day. Often, by increasing non-exercise activity, you are able to continue to see the intended changes you’d like to see in your body despite being less physically active through formal exercise. Team Emily does not recommend cutting calories or macros when you are temporarily less active than you typically are.