The first two days the person must “gorge” on fatty foods in order to restore fat reserves as it takes 48 hours for the hCG to take affect. After this gorging period, the individual must adhere to a 500 calorie per day diet. Sounds really hard, I know IT’S NOT. The hCG will allow you to release between approximately 1000-4000 fat calories per day. This is where the dramatic weight loss comes from. The abnormal fat stores that are released helps get rid of trouble fat deposits (i.e. spare tire, belly fat, etc). The individual must drink 64 oz of water per day to flush out the fat that is being released from their system. The hCG injection also helps by decreasing the patient’s appetite. This diet is followed for either 26 or 43 days. Followed by a 6 week maintenance period where the person goes back to a “regular” calorie diet. After this 6 week period an individual could, if necessary, complete several rounds to achieve weight loss goals.