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    Help! I started HCG a week ago and am tired and weak

    Hey guys,
    I started the HCG injections a week ago, and I've been feeling really tired and weak especially in the morning. I actually ended up cheating this morning and eating non diet food to get my energy up. I want to get back on track immediately, but please can someone give me tips on how to combat the fatigue and weakness, or does it just go away eventually? Thanks!!!

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    I'm sure Leez will chime in here, but maybe your dosage is off. Typically if you are hungry in the morning, you do a skip day and if your hunger is less in the evening, you go down in dosage. Leez can help with that as I've never done injections.

    However, I find that eating my fruit midmorning helps me get through to lunch. Then either have my fruit before or after dinner depending on what I want. Lastly, sometimes I make a lot of soup (tons of water) which fills me up rather than just a piece of chicken and cucumbers.

    Hope that helps!

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    Thank you for your quick reply! I will definitely try eating the fruit earlier in the day to help tie me over until lunch.

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    You are welcome. Make sure you're getting enough water, too. Tea is wondrous as well! Be sure to check back for Leez's response on the dosage. Good luck!

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    Natalie had some good suggestions for you. Weakness can be causes by low blood sugar, so splitting your meals up so that you are eating more often can help if that is the issue. But it also could be caused by electrolyte imbalance or possibly a wrong dose.

    Let's get some baseline information.

    What dose are you on? Are you experiencing hunger? How are your losses?

    Do you use mineral salt liberally? Has your water intake increased greatly over what you normally drink?
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    Thanks for your reply! I’m not sure of the dose. It’s premeasured and I just inject myself. I don’t know how much exactly. I’ll have to ask.

    I’ve been using just regular morton’s Salt and not mineral salt. Where do I get mineral salt? I was losing about 1.5 lbs per day while eating chicken as the protein then when I tried shrimp my losses were .4 lbs so I went back to chicken. I am experiencing hunger.

    I’ve been drinking 124 ounces of water daily. At night though when I wake up I still have an extremely dry mouth and am dehydrated. I will drink more water before going back to sleep.

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    Adding some sea salt or mineral salt (pink salt, gray salt) can keep you better hydrated because of the minerals. If your weakness is caused by electrolyte imbalance, that will help. Also magnesium and potassium supplementation. (You can supplement potassium with 1/2 tsp cream of tartar stirred into your water once or twice a day.)

    If your problem is low blood pressure, the salt should help it come up a bit.

    Please do find out your dose. Hunger issues are almost always dose related.
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    Dry mouth can be a sign of low electrolytes. Have some salty broth or bouillon before bed, and make sure you supplement salt during the day.

    VLCD is a relatively low carb diet, and especially at the beginning can cause the body to shed salt.

    If you feel lightheaded or dizzy, get some salt ASAP! Some folks have blacked out due to low electrolytes, fallen, had concussion, cuts, black eyes - not fun! One morning, I woke up dizzy and couldn't walk straight - I had some bouillon and was fine within a few minutes.

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    This info is super helpful. I bought some pink salt today. I’m definitely hoping it will help. Keep you posted!

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    Awesome thanks for the info. I think based on the responses it’s an electrolyte issue. I bought pink salt today and will get some broth or bouillon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspired28 View Post
    Awesome thanks for the info. I think based on the responses it’s an electrolyte issue. I bought pink salt today and will get some broth or bouillon as well.
    Make sure your broth is sugar and fat free with low sodium. Check the ingredients! Some ingredients will list sugar and msg (which is usually disguised by "Other flavoring"). I get the Sprouts brand but you should be able to find P2 friendly broth with any grocer. Good luck!

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