I don’t think I’ve ever done refeeds that often. I mean. I’ve done two refeeds in total and one time I just went on a binger. But, I am bad at keeping in deep deficits for several weeks at a time. I usually end up running cuts that aren’t aggressive enough or I need to come up for air every once in a while with like a maintenance week.
There’s a trade-off though. As you document in your log, you don’t really end up feeling too good when dieting that hard and while indeed there is a reward — the Reward — there’s also a price to pay. My job requires my mental faculties to be on-fucking-point, otherwise I’m not really pulling my weight, and doing a good job matters a lot to me.