Burning muscle instead of fat
Did you ask the doc how to burn more fat instead of muscle?
Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor. Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me. If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her. Check out my blog.
It is a curious statement (as is the suggestion to just increase the calories) since the fat is the most readily available source of energy for your body to use when you are not getting enough CALORIES and the only reason you would lose muscle is if you are not getting enough PROTEIN... so just increasing your calories won't stop muscle wasting... but upping your protein will even if you don;t significantly increase the calories.
10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.