I'm finding that it really depends on who you are. Intermittent fasting stressed my body too much when coupled with my exercise routine, and I ended up very unhappy. I've read that some women have trouble with the fasting/eating window thing raising cortisol too high. If your body is stressed, don't fast, especially if you are female. I might try it again once I get past this overtraining issue I'm working out.
The tons-o-minimeals thing CAN work for you, if done exactly right. It's a pain in the butt though, with all the planning, measuring, and carrying food around. There is no way I could do that. At the moment I'm eating when I'm hungry, eating the right things, and not over/under eating. I do want to get my bodyfat % lower (it's at 16% now), but fasting is just not the way to do it at the moment.
I'd say try both! Why not! Try one for several weeks or a month or two, and if you don't see any results whatsoever, try the other. That way you can test-drive both and see what you like and what works best for you.