Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
IIRC he is right that you "grow" fat cells that don't really go away (they just shrink., which make it easy to gain weight once you've been fat. That's the real downside to dreamer bulks.
As to being lean all the time being unhealthy, i'm not sure what that's about.
I was going off topic with that comment, but I basically meant that for most people its unrealistic to think that you will feel well at sub 8-10% bf and that you can sustain it.
I know one guy who stay 6-8% year round but he trains 3-4 hours every day and with his muscle mass thats a maintenance of around 4000 cals (according to him). Under those circumstances its absolutely doable to stay very lean year around, as it is for endurance athletes and others who burn a lot of fat and calories and whose training benefit from being thin.
For people who don't train as much or carry as much muscle, staying sub 10 bf means very little food, which has effects on all kinds of health related aspects.