I just finished my load days and started my first day of the vlcd today. I had a really hard time with the load days. I felt sick and had headaches both days. It was really hard for me to eat more than normal. I think I ended up just adding a few cookies and chips on top of what I normally ate. I am not taking the drops so I'm not sure if it's HCG or not but I'm curious how many others experienced what you and I have. At least know you aren't alone. I had the same problem.