There are several ways that lockdowns are an advantage for weight loss especially after the initial shock and emergency carb eating phase passes.
More control over your calendar and time
When you are not in the office you have a great opportunity to take back control of your time. You can block out time for eating, exercise, meditation or just a walk.
Try it tomorrow, just book a 15 minute slot off and see if you get interrupted, you could do something really useful with that 15 minutes. You could prep food for your dinner or catch up on the news after making yourself a healthy snack.
If you set your calendar to work from 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm you’ve got your 8 hours work and 2 hours to exercise, shower, cook and eat during the middle of the day when you are your strongest and will get the most out of exercise.
Obviously there will be days where you might need to take a conference call at those times but if you make that and exception rather than the rule you will OWN the lockdown.
More control over your food
With more free time you will have more time to cook, and even if you don’t want to do that you have enough time to plan what microwave meals you can eat and still hit target.
During lockdown its a lot harder to go to the shops so if you have a weakness such as drumstick squishies sweet or Pringles don’t buy them in the main shop so they are not in the house. They aren’t banned or off limits, just a walk, queue, shop, queue for the tills, walk home away.
“I fancy an oreo, I would have to go to the shop, I'll have a piece of fruit instead” is much better than opening a pack of something you know you won’t stop eating until its all gone.
Chance of gaining MOMENTUM
When trying to lose weight momentum is the most important thing. Momentum leads to consistency. Momentum leads to willpower. Momentum pushes you towards your desired result in a way that’s harder to stop.
Lots of people trying to lose weight are stuck in a weekly cycle of exposing themselves to toxic environments (in the sense of poisoning their goals). Take for example a weekly trip to the pub or club, consuming empty calories in the form of alcoholic/sugary drinks and getting a greasy fried meal on the way home. That has now been removed as well as other situations like friends that lead us astray into getting takeaways or the office cakes and biscuits.
Gain the momentum now and when these situations arise again you won’t want to waste the hard work and sacrifice you have built up over several months. Momentum is the currency of success, the more you have the richer in results you are.