There really is no one “best” diet - if there were, there wouldn’t be tens of thousands of different diet books available, and weight struggles would be rare to non-existent. Ultimately a person’s “best” diet is the healthiest diet that they can enjoy, as diets that are merely tolerable, given food’s star billing as one of life’s most seminal pleasures, simply don’t last. Real life does, and frankly must, still include chocolate.
If I could maintain this conditioning while living a happy life while feeling my best and having a solid sex life I would! The truth is that for me as an indvidual maintaining this level of bodyfat naturally for a prolonged period would not be maintainable from both a psychological and physiological standpoint.
Dieting is a stress to the body. Unless you have a specific event requiring extreme levels of leanness you must find the sweet spot of body composition where you feel good, are eating an adequate amount of food and are happy with how you look. That last one may be more psychological than the rest and is something so so many people including myself struggle with! Just remember that most people don’t care what bodyfat % your at! We are our own worst critics. We focus on our negatives or flaws while ignoring the things that are strengths. Whats funny is that it usually works the other way when you look at others. I generally tend to see the strengths or good things in others and from talking to friends and girls its the same.