I abused HCG for weight loss. The first time I did it, I managed to lose 26 pounds and keep it off. It was so magical and addictive, I did other rounds trying to recreate the same success. It did not work.
Despite taking the breaks you are supposed to take, with each round, I lost less and less, and my body now looks like it has more bodyfat than when I started!!!
With HCG, you have to be on a 500 calorie diet. I was able to keep up the 500 calorie diet even during NON HCG protocal times, because I was afraid of gaining the weight back.
So now, I am swearing off HCG, and I have a healthy vegan diet with exercise, but boy, its taking my body forever to get back on track! soooooo frustrated!
HCG helps you to be skinny fat. You are better off just losing the weight the old fashion way.