I’ve got about 20-25 lbs to lose. I’ve lost 70-80 lbs before and I know it’s inevitable that I’ll lose some muscle while in a calorie deficit. I also know it’s possible to gain muscle while losing weight if I were to do a keto diet but I’m not interested in that.
I’m just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to lose *as little* muscle as possible while losing weight. I walk and do yoga and don’t have access to a gym. Is there a certain amount of protein I should eat/will that make a difference while I’m eating at a deficit?
Realistically, does it make any sense to try to maintain muscle or should I just focus on losing the weight and then switch my focus to building back that muscle afterwards?