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6 Diet Mistakes You Should Avoid During Lockdown/Work-From-Home App Available on Google App Available on AppStore

created by: Niwi

Date: 03-11-2022


No one ever expected that a deadly virus is going to turn lives upside down. Thanks to coronavirus, now a nationwide lockdown is a common occurrence! People aren’t allowed to roam around freely like they used to, and are kept under strict vigilance. Even if someone has to go outside, there needs to be an extra layer of masks and gloves for their own safety.

Staying at home all locked up has got your diet outside down as well! You don’t get the necessary exercises that you used to when you were allowed to roam around freely. So, the food accumulation is taking place more than ever, leading you to an obese body. During this time, diet mistakes are really common.

Even if you are sticking to your healthy diet chart, fat accumulation still takes place because of a lack of movement/exercise. Therefore, certain changes need to be made based on the current scenario. Furthermore, home cooking is always a superb idea. But you need to be careful of what you are planning to put on your plate.

Six diet mistakes which you are to be avoided

There are multiple dos and don’ts available while consuming your daily diet plan. You better concentrate on the diet mistakes, which are to be avoided at any cost!

1. Heading towards the oily junk food intake

Even when everything was fine it was not a clever idea to indulge in deep-fried delicacies. You used to have it, but only on your cheat days. Now, you have to completely stop consuming deep-fried and oily foods. Whether you are looking for pakoras or even kachoris, make sure to consume them as little as possible.

Remember, those days are long gone when having kachoris for breakfast was a common scenario. You can’t just have such oily food first thing in the morning anymore as you aren’t working out that much. If you want to keep your weight under check, change your breakfast routine to cucumber detox water, omelette, and fruits for a change!

2. Consuming more sugary items than what is required

It’s true that much like vitamins and minerals, your body needs sugar as well. But the amount you used to take before with regular exercise is a thing of the past. Now when you are mostly in your sedentary life, it is easier to over-consume sugary items even without realising it. So, curbing it down as much as possible has become a necessity rather than an optional idea. If you find it hard to stay away from sugary drinks, try having electrolyte drinks that would replenish your body with vitamins and minerals.

It is pretty easy to seize that chocolate bar from the counter, but not a clever choice. You have to be extra careful to put your weight under check. So try and avoid extra sugar as much as possible.

3. Consuming extra food quantity throughout the day

If you are stuck at home and have to make many calls for work, you might feel like snacking in between. Taking healthy food items or some fruits is okay, but don’t try to substitute that with junk food like chips, burgers, and more. Just because you are lying on the couch does not mean you have to eat something all the time.

It is true that snacking is vital as it provides the needed energy. But, unhealthy snacks might take an excessive toll on the consumption routine. So, it is better to get a break from your relentless calls and take a small stroll in between. You can even try to add some simple home exercises like stretching to rejuvenate your body and mind.

4. Avoiding fruits in the diet chart

You are always in the mood to grab something delicious and eat it as part of your lockdown routine. It is always advisable to get some fruits in the diet plan. Whenever you are craving some food, why not get fruits for a change? All the seasonal fruits are filled up with much-needed antioxidants. These antioxidants will help your body improve its immunity with some other natural and essential vitamins.

If that wasn’t enough, know that fruits can also protect your pores. So, your skin will look and feel healthy at the same time!

5. Not getting the right liquids

As you stay at home more, you might have stacked your fridge with the necessary food items. Just like with food, you have drinks in-store as well. However, stocking up on fizzy sodas and cola drinks is the last thing you want to do. Even though they are tasty, the same drinks can derail your quest to lose that extra weight. So, try to avoid these sugary drinks as much as you can, especially when you have less bodily movement.

6. A diet with Carbohydrate overload

It is true that during the lockdown, the food items that you cared for the most are the ones that will last the longest so most of you may opt for complex carbohydrates. A few examples of carbohydrates that may be piled up inside your cupboard are instant noodles, chips, and all the savory snacks that are readily available in grocery stores. If you fully commit yourself to having such junk food, then say goodbye to a perfect summer body! Additional consumption of carbs will lead to instant weight purchase, which becomes difficult to lose later on.

As you all know by now, cards are very easy to digest. So, you will start feeling hungry more often, which forces you to add another dose of unhealthy snacks to your diet. So, try to follow a low-carb diet.

Simple and easy steps

These are the top 6 dietary mistakes that most of you might be witnessing as of now. Avoiding them is the first-hand priority, followed by substituting them with healthy leafy vegetables and fruits and drinking water. Yes, you can definitely have your share of sweets and chips, but there needs to be a restriction on that. These simple changes can literally help you to take complete control over your body transformation.

At, we have helped thousands of clients transform their lives and feel stronger, more energetic, and definitely more confident in how they look and feel, by improving their relationship with food!

Renu Puri Senior Nutritionist at

Renu PuriCo-Founder at niwiM.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition

Renu Puri, a skilled expert with an M.Sc. in Foods & Nutrition, is dedicated to making India healthier through her initiative - niwi. Drawing from years of experience in providing computer training to top corporate clients in software and IT, Renu realized her true passion lies in promoting health and wellness. This led her to establish niwi, where she combines her expertise in technology with her love for nutrition. niwi specializes in understanding the deep rooted behavior patterns surrounding nutrition. Renu and her team offer personalized diet counseling, helping clients not only understand what to eat but also why. What sets niwi apart in a crowded industry of nutrition services is Renu's ethos of nurturing client's eating patterns and fostering a healthy relationship with food.

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