True enough. Though I don't know exact numbers for that. But it's still true that appetite doesn't always correlate with caloric needs.Sure, but it depends on how fast you eat though?
When I started bulking in September, I was looking to add mass for 1 year, then cut for 3 months. Take a break from cutting and cut down more I I have to (possibly up to 3 months if I have to). Results are rarely fast. Making progress though, keeps you motivated to sit through it all.Ugh, 3 months does seem very far away excluding the time it would take to bulk up. I am not that interested to bulk up too much either way. Is that a problem?
Guys are lean at up to 11/12% body fat (and even at 12% they can still have a pouch of fat on their gut). You won't get that low in 3 months when you have little muscle.
If you are gonna slim down, get to 15% and then bulk. But then I'd still do a good weight lifting routine and calculate your nutritional needs and track your weight weekly.20% body fat? I guesstimate I'm around 20-25% right now.