I am new to this diet, having completed my load days and currently trying to make it through VLCD Day 3. I'm still pretty hungry and light-headed, and I'm finding myself extremely irritated with my family and others around me because of it! These last three days of hunger have seemingly taken FOREVER, and it's tough for me to justify taking these injections when I'm thinking I'd feel the same way if I were simply on a 500 calorie diet without the HCG.
I received my HCG in powder form in a 11000 IU bottle, and I was told to add 5 ml of bacteriostatic water to it. I have been injecting .125 ml per the clinic's instructions, but I'm still hungry (and it's definitely more than the "hollow" feeling some have described). I'm not ready to quit yet, but I don't see myself following through on this if I still feel this way after another week or two! Does anyone have any insight or experience on increasing the dosage? If I increase, I won't be able to go the full 40 days of shots, but if I don't start feeling better, I won't make the full 40 days either!