Hey guys. I looked around and have became quite confused with the amount of information out there regarding cutting weight while retaining muscle. I had major success with a very low carb, high protein diet and managed to drop from 255-190. I lifted 3 times a week ( mainly heavy compound lifts ) and did cardio 3 days a week. Only problem was I lost a major amount of strength/muscle even though my diet was very high in protein. Since then I've gotten back up to 215lbs and the plan is now to aim to drop down to 180-185 range. My question is besides a high protein diet and heavy lifting, how can I retain as much muscle as possible? In my previous weight loss , the weight was falling off at a very fast rate, should I try and lose it at a slower rate ( 2-3 pounds ) a week, would that help?