Just wondering how everyone felt about this. I've personally gone through both and had success with both. There are arguments for either direction obviously.
Back when I was really obese, I did a slow and steady diet (eat right, exercise, cut 500-1000 calories) and while there were bumps on the road, I lost a good amount of weight over two years.
When I got leaner, I got tired of always being on a 'diet' and opted for all out war diets (get shredded and vdiet). I'd lose the fat fast, then go on with my life. I, of course, followed general eating guidelines for maintenance, but honestly I've never felt it was difficult to stay where you are (so no yo-yoing for me).
Anyways, as for the reason why I'm asking, I think I'm going to cut down some recent fat gains. At my leanest point, I was 180 @ ~10-11% bf, but realized after awhile it was a bit too skinny for my frame. Added some muscle (around 15lbs I think), but unfortunately for a number of reasons, a good amount of fat too. Today, I'm 210 @ ~18% bf.
I'm debating what I should do now. I'm leaning toward going all out again for maybe 6-8 weeks, but was curious about everyone's opinion.