Refeeds are hugely beneficial if implemented properly. It sounds like you’ve stumbled upon a good method for you. You’ve been in a deficit for a while, probably haven’t given yourself a big refeed yet (which is fine), enjoyed a refeed, and now you’re looking dry and lean because the extra carbs went right into the muscles, creating more glycogen, filling you out and making you look awesome. Nice!
That’s awesome. So, you could go back to your normal plan, and do a refeed like this every 7-10 days. Ultimately, if you’re looking to get really ripped, you’ll need to feel hungry and uncomfortable, sometimes really hungry and really uncomfortable. The only way you’ll slip up is if you refeed too often or lose the discipline you had that got you here in the first place.
Again, largely individualized here. Personally, during my last prep, I noticed I look best 2 days after a refeed, the day after I tend to look a little puffy/soft, 2 days later I’d fill out, and be much harder and drier. Unless you’re contest prepping and have a weight class issue, IMO weight is largely irrelevant the day after a refeed since there’s extra water/glycogen/food weight, if you’re lean enough, paying attention to body comp is most important.
As my prep continued and I got closer to contest, I increased the frequency of refeeds from once every 8 days to once every 4 days, but lowered carbs. So, more frequent to keep the fat burning hormones going as needed, but less carbs because I didn’t need as many to get the job done. It just takes time, consistency, collecting data and seeing what works best for you.
So, if your weight hasn’t budged and you’re looking awesome, I think you could keep your current refeed numbers, and try one every 7-10 days. The more you dig in and grind it out between refeeds, the more they’ll benefit you. The point of a refeed is to “stoke the metabolic fire” and kick your fat burning hormones in the ass, which will only be effective if your body really needs it.
Hope this helps, be sure to post with any further questions and updates!