Leaning out feels amazing. You look better, your self-confidence soars, and you’re finally able to show off all that muscle you worked so hard to build.
But your body might not be quite so happy. Your body stores fat as a necessary safeguard against starvation, so it doesn’t like to be exceptionally lean. A certain level of body fat is required to sustain proper function, which is why drastic diets can quickly throw your body into panic mode.