I weighed around 270-275 during football season for 4 years in college. Off season I would drop to around 250. A normal weight for me would be around 235-240 at 6'2, still is now since high school. Had to keep near the football weight year round.
I still suggest to most people, men & women, to maintain their carb intake to 100 grams daily. Which may includes avoiding most grains/bread/pasta. After 3 to 4 week a couple of carb days (usually weekends) can be allowed. Using common sense in the process. If 100 grams don't seem to work fast enough for your body type, than drop to 60 grams or 40 grams at the most.
Lower than 40 grams, for some folks, can have a negative affect on the normal function of the body. Gluten diets also appear to work well, where fat loss is concerned.
Spot on. Just reduce carbs quite a bit and pick up cardio.
I did this and went from a jacked, muscular permabulker of 240ilbs to a RIPPED, chisled, muscular 175 pounder. I can't tell you how many people ask what i'm on now. It's all an illusion. Lighter, ripped is in. Stop eating so much. Don't worry about "muscle wasting" etc. Just work out and train. Your muscles aren't going anywhere. Eat protein.