well my first thought is, what was your diet like beforehand? You mention being always hungry as a vegetarian? What were you having for protein before adding meat?
I’m a long time vegetarian myself. The herbalist I’ve seen recommends only 12oz of carbs in the early strict phase, for 4 weeks.
Also, the water is huge, for filling you up and flushing out toxins. I try for like 4-6 liters a day. I sometimes get the sparkling lemon water, the carbonation helps fill me a little more.
Anyway, protein is key, nut butters, whatever meats you are eating, yogurt, eggs. I also do the huge salad thing but for dinner.
I will say that for the first 4-5 days, I was going through just general withdrawals. From quitting caffeine, alcohol, all the yeast, huge carb reduction,sugar, etc. I was hungry all the time for those first 5 days, and even though I knew why it was happening, why I was so hungry, another part of me thought -I can’t do this for weeks and weeks!
It was just a matter of going through that initial withdrawal though (separate from die off). Maybe load up on water, protein, cut your carbs WAY down, and see how you are doing once it’s been a full week?