Thanks for the replies, everybody. Once a week with a following rest day sounds good.
The primary goal is fat loss. I have used a steady-state cardio platform mixed with sprinting sessions and a caloric deficit with good results in the past. I went from fat to average, bulked, and now I'm fat again. There's always that fear of losing strength on a deficit, so I wanted to keep lifting secondary, while focusing on weight loss. I'm okay with losing some muscle loss, I'm a very easy gainer (thankfully). After trimming some fat and healing, I'll lift regularly again.
I'm not sure if my diet is in order. I eat white rice here and there, but not a lot. Of course, there's no junk and processed foods, except for things like peanut butter and occasional canned/microwaved/oven food. It's almost entirely whole foods.
If muscle is metabolically expensive, then wouldn't it follow that it would be the last thing your body will use to consume as a source of energy?