In my first post, I would like to say that I feel that I am truly challenged every day by the diet to be the best that I can be every day. Not only do I have to eat right and exercise, but also I have to do my best to drink my 3 glasses of formula a day.
The 3 glasses a day makes a huge difference for me when I follow the protocol. It means that I can sleep through the night better, feel good about staying on track as best I can, and it can mean that I can feel a little less guilty about eating that extra cracker or cookie that I had earlier in the day. The loss of an extended, deep sleep of 8 hours is likely when I go to sleep having had only 2 glasses or less (yikes!). I have noticed this as a side effect for myself. So, if I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep, I will go and grab my cup, powder and blender. I notice that after I hit the pillow I am asleep in less than 10 minutes. Works every time for me. Let me know if you have had a similar experience with sleep deprivation and the amount of formula drunk in the previous day.