No, you take the hcg and follow a strict low calorie diet. It works by making your body use abnormal fat stores for energy. So you aren't losing the good fat your body needs. I average .5 lb per day losses. Followed by a 3 week stabilization phase that resets your body weight so you don't just have gain back.
This diet works really well for me because I like very structured diets. I went from a size 20 to a 10.
Sue, hinge in a vee with Nate (Polysexual) and Sam (monogamous)