We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
No surprise there. When government pays for something, there are usually political angles to it. The only consolation is that nobody but a nitwit would follow government guidelines for anything more than income tax forms. If you can understand them.
This is really much easier than they are making it. You need your MDR's and if you work a physical job you need more calories than someone who doesn't. Unless you have a disease that requires a specific diet or an allergy of some type you can pretty much eat what you want to. Almost everything else is personal bias.
Your diet does not "give" you diabetes your genes do. Your diet will indeed make the symptoms of the disease obvious to you and once you know you have diabetes a specific diet will help you manage it. But if you do not have diabetes eating candy or anything will not "give" it to you.
Obesity, that is 'true' obesity is also genetic. A person with a normal weight and health probably couldn't become 'obese' even if they wanted to. Not BMI 'obesity' which is some arbitrary one size fits all number but real obesity. If you are obese it can be a real challenge to diet and achieve a 'normal' weight.
Or you can be obese for decades and decide to lose the weight, and be surprised at how perfectly straightforward it is. Eat less, weigh less: it turns out to be exactly that simple. Bonus, it gets rid of the diabetes, too.