Another small guy here. I have gained weight around the middle thanks to Zoladex and actually I'm quite proud of it ! I've never weighed as much as I do before so this is something quite novel for me. I find that I've amended my diet very little. I have high cholesterol too and varied my diet a few years back. I do avoid dairy as much as possible but do eat some cheese and have small intake of milk each week . But nowhere near as much as I used to. I need the calcium to keep the bones healthy due to HT .
I'm nearly always ready for food and you'll often find me in the kitchen searching for a snack at any old time of day. I do eat regularly at the usual mealtimes as well.
My wife though is concerned about this as she says that the weight gain isn't good for me. I avoid red meat and any processed foods as much as possible. I have large intake of fish and will eat turkey and chicken as well as lots of fruit and veg. I avoid fried foods and crisps and sugary foods though.
I eat lots of nuts and naturally ( non added sugar ) dried fruit.
If I don't eat regularly then I really know about it. I do not like being hungry at any time !! I plan my whole day around food.
I know what you mean about diets. What's in and what's out - it drives my wife mad. A little of most things in moderation I think is fine. I exercise every day as well.
I stopped alcohol 2 days before RT and drink loads of water as well as black/ green teas, coffee and use soya milk for porridge daily.
And I like Aunt Bessie's too. I had 4 small Yorks puds on Saturday with loads of roast puds etc. ( and lots of veg ) .
It was good have your post. I really related to it.
Carry on eating - Small chaps motto !