Okay, I think some individuals are misunderstanding the diet and the benefits thereof. Eating a whole bunch of food does not directly result in fat loss. I’ve seen a bunch of posts that say “I totally pigged out and looked better the next day!” Well, that is probably due to the fact that you look fuller, more vascular etc, and didn’t gain an appreciable amount of fat; not that the cheat translated into immediate fat loss. In the above case, I believe that what happened with Chris is that he cheated and experienced no fat gain (a .1% difference could very well be margin of error, time of day difference, etc.) which is highly probable given that he has been on a hypocaloric diet and his body was primed for it.
Just for clarification, what the cheating does is allow you to continually lose fat without plateauing. Plateaus are normally caused by plumeted leptin levels (which is the product of a severe hypocaloric diet, a continued hypocaloric diet, or simply low levels of body fat). Leptin is an antistarvation hormone that basically tells ur body to downregulate your metabolism and stop using fat for energy. The cheat upregulates leptin and therefore fat loss is continued. It is not unlikely that you cheat and then the next morning the calipers read a few tenths of a percentage higher...don't worry; because leptin has been raised, and if you get back to your diet and training you will get leaner over the course of the next few days. Although you may gain a neglible amount of fat from the cheat, you get leaner; that is the benefit of cheating and the diet, etc. Keep in mind, however, that you may not gain any fat (like Chris) as a result of the cheat. You have to find the optimal protocol in which causes you the least amount of fat gain, the greatest leptin response, and some psychological benefit. Not everyone will be able to eat all the fat that Chris ate and not put on substantial fat; that is why i have given the option of extended carbohyrate refeeds. I have been stressing this on the forum over and over again.
When on a severe diet, most people will quickly plateau because of low levels of leptin; the result is that their body fat stays the same. No one wants that; no one wants their bf% to remain the same when they are putting in loads of effort and dieting and training hard.
If on a moderatly restricted diet, leptin does not crash as quickly, glycogen is not as depleted, and you have to cheat less frequently and be more controlled when you do. Hopefully this gives some insight.