Ive has to change because of diabetes (type 2).
It’s lack of education, for most of my life ive been burning off the calories and needed the carbs to do what I did. When I was first injured the body burns a lot of energy recovering and even though I was laying there hardly moving I needed a lot of food. It was a difficult habit to get out of.
Now I try and keep my carbs down to 100 a day, 2000 calories. The fats usually go above the recommended 70, but they’re mostly good fats - fish, nuts etc. Saturated is usually cheese, but that’s also a pleasure as a thread bare diet is foolish.
As I child I put weight on after being brain injured - obviously recovering from the other injuries caused by being hit by the car used energy. Then as I was recovering I was less able to do physical things. Then as I got older and taller I was asked if I had an eating disorder.
Is anyone watching the programme on BBC4 about Obesity? Some seriously large meals on display.