Yes the psychological hunger will lessen but it will not disappear completely until you find something to "take its place"! Weird huh???
This kind of "emotional hunger" that you are experiencing provides you with a pay off. In the past that pay off has been to eat and to feel momentary feelings of satisfaction, comfort, etc. Right now, you are doing a VLCD and have your determination, and the protection of ketosis, to see you through.
However, fast forward a few months when you have reached your goals, eating foods again and experiencing psychological hunger....this will be an entirely different situation and it is not uncommon for us to do what we've always done because we don't know any different! When we do what we've always done....we get what we've always got!!!
Therefore, this is a great opportunity to do something different - form a new habit - so that when that time comes some way down the line you already know how to deal with it and it is second nature.
The first step is to know what the "hunger" is all about...is it boredom, loneliness, panic, etc....once you know what it is then you can do something about it...
Good luck, hun. I know we would just like to do this, get it over and done with and get back to "normal". Unfortunately, those that want long term success with a VLCD know that it is not that simple I'm afraid.
There are many people on this site that are successfully maintaining their weight and I'm sure that if you ask them, each of them will tell you that their lives are significantly different now to how they were before VLCD! Whether knowingly or not, they have found ways of dealing with their lives so that food no longer has an unnatural priority in their lives and that is what has to happen to eliminate the psychological hunger.
By the way, hope you don't mind but I'm going to move this thread into the Bring Your Head Inside forum for those following other eating plans to join in...