A lot of people have asked questions on what is the ‘best’ diet or how to get lean and what not. There are many ways to go about it and many of them work just as well even though they may be very different. What becomes important then is how well you can adhere to the particular diet and how well it works with your life/body/health balance.
Intermittent fasting and variations thereof, from my experience and that of many people I know on this forum, has tended to be one of the easiest to follow and still effective. Martin Berkhan has released a basic guide to his style of intermittent fasting and I think it would be a good place for many people to start. It isn’t gospel by any means, but it is good stuff.