People who try to build muscle need a caloric surplus to achieve that. However, whenever there is caloric surplus, some of it always becomes fat, which is undesirable. So what people do is that they eat a lot of carbs during heavy training days, and then cut back on carbs and also fats in the rest of the week when they are recovering. That way they try to achieve both building muscle and staying lean. It is tough though, because often recovery days must also be at a caloric surplus because muscle building still must continue, and thus the recovery is not a full recovery when the carbs are cut back.
You can also reduce your weight by cutting back on your carb consumption, because refilling glycogen stores through burning fat takes a long time and when those stores are empty, there is a large amount of free water eliminated from the body, leading to substantial reduction in weight. That is how protein diets work too: Initial weight loss is mostly water loss because of depleted glycogen stores.
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| Body Fat %: 20.0