https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/ ... excessive/
Some teaser text from it:
"...if you are trying to achieve negative energy balance (lose weight) then you need LESS protein. Why? Because there is all sorts of protein loss associated with fat loss. There is less skin, connective tissue, capillaries, blood, dermis etc associated with weight loss – all of which needs to be catabolized (burned up and not replaced). Think about those bariatric surgery shows on TLC where surgeons remove 20-30 pounds of excess skin after weight loss. Yes, that’s all protein that should have been catabolized. As an aside, in my clinic where we do a lot of intermittent fasting, I have not yet sent a single patient to the plastic surgeon for removal of excess skin, even though weight loss sometime is over 100 pounds."
The idea of reducing protein intake so that the body recycles what it no longer needs to support the lost weight peaked the interest of a large number of commentors at the bottom. Try a browser search (Ctrl-f) for "skin" to quickly locate and review these.