Our expert says:
Not necessarily, it's difficult know how much energy you'd have burned doing those home activities. Say you work for 8 hours, you might burn 3 kCal per minute (because you're not working 100% of the time, much of it is the same as sitting), on average (running burns about 15, for comparison's sake). That's 1200kCal in the day, give or take. During a normal day, at the office, you might burn 600 to 700 kCal. So the difference might be as small as 500kCal per day, which is not insignificant, of course, but does give you an indication that perhaps it's not that surprising.
With regards to the diet, I don't know how this compares to the normal diet when you are not doing home renovations. That would be important. Being around the house often makes eating easier, more convenient, the result being that sometimes we eat more when in fact we don't think we are.
Also, you're not overweight to begin with, and so there's a chance your body has already reached what it 'knows' to be its ideal weight. Losing weight beyond this is always a challenge.
The end result of all this is that this "balance" between energy in and energy out, which is of course what is require for weight loss, may not be tilted as far as one thinks. I'm just putting this out there to illustrate how easy it can be to remain weight-stable when you think you should lose weight. I am a little surprised that you didn't lose weight - I'd usually say that 7 times out of 10, someone would lose weight. But with diet, and with activity compared to other activity, the differences might not be that large.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.