Just started FitDay.
I highly recommend looking at Paleo Diet / Primal Blueprint. I've started recently (but I've done low carb before) and I've found it very easy to cut fat, even whilst maintaining muscle mass.
At the moment I'm cutting about 4kg fat (8.8 pounds). To do this, I'm keeping my carbs between 50-100g per day, protein at about 150-200g, and the rest of my calories come from fat (around 2000 cal total per day).
Check out link removed and watch Fat Head (film - a "response" to Supersize Me) for more info.
Edit: sorry, forgot to mention; the reason I suggested paleo/primal is because you 100% cut out gluten and a lot of people cut dairy too. Plenty of recipes cater to these specifications