I'm down to 173 lbs. Sine I dislocated my shoulder last month, I've been off of the upper body lifting. I was finally able to see a physical therapist today, and hopefully will be back doing some upper body lifting in the next week or so. While a portion of this weight loss has been from trimming down my body fat (it's noticeable), I've also lost some muscle mass. According to the body fat calculator on my scale (I know it is inaccurate, but I have been just been using it as a measure of change), I have lost over 2 lbs of muscle in the past month. I have been restricting the calories in my diet to about 2000 a day, to help with the fat loss, but I think that once I can do full body lifting again, I would like to put on more weight.
I guess my new question is, how much should I increase my caloric input to start putting on more mass? I do not want to overshoot, and put back the fat that I have been trimming off (in addition, unfortunately, to some muscle). I have been eating a high protein, lowish carb diet, and plan to keep the same balance now, but I want to know how I should modify my caloric intake.
Thanks in advance.