In 1954, Dr. Simeons discovered that this hormone could accelerate fat mobilization from certain areas of the body, if combined with a very low calorie diet. HCG has the effect of “unlocking” the body’s fat stores so that the metabolism can burn these energy reserves to power daily bodily functions. The body needs more energy than the calories you are consuming so it uses the body’s fat stores as energy to compensate. Dr. Simeons says that HCG will release between 1,000-4,000 calories a day from fat stores to be used as energy. This is the reason HCG clients following the restricted diet are not hungry and shed the pounds!The program is designed to help reshape the body’s fat deposits, particularly targeting the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck and face. It has also been suggested that HCG plays a role in establishing a new weight “set point” for the body, making one less likely to gain the weight back you’ve worked so hard to lose!