"The HCG diet is a scientifically designed ‘program’ where certain foods directly compliment the HCG hormone, fast tracking its results.
This was discovered by Dr. A. T. W. Simeons in the 50s, who researched the hormone and its performance in pregnant women, and later tested on obese patients. These patients began consistently losing weight, as the HCG acted exactly as it does for pregnant women. It activated a system which allowed them to use their stored fat, and decreased their appetites while increasing their metabolism.
It was during this research that he discovered HCG was entirely safe to be used by people of both genders."