You do not have to be pregnant to utilize the effects of HCG and it can be used by Women AND Men. What HCG does for a mother during pregnancy can be used for your advantage. It mobilizes the stored fat reserves in the body to be broken up. This helps the developing embryo to receive adequate nutrition to develop. With small daily injections of HCG, you can trigger this same effect, and you can loose abnormal fat that will be used by the body as an energy source. HCG diet must be accompanied by a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD).