Many of the people that are using hCG to help themselves lose weight are finding that the hormone helps with the reshaping of their body as well. Unlike many weight loss programs that only help with losing weight, hCG appears to help contour the body and decrease the circumference of the body. hCG also helps tone common problem areas, such as reducing the amount of fat deposited in double chins and getting rid of pot bellies. hCG also appears to help rejuvenate structural fat, which helps make the hands, neck, and face look refreshed.
Individuals on the hCG diet are also supposed to follow a low calorie diet of only 700–1000 calories per day. Without the help of hCG, a diet consisting of this few calories can result in a loss of muscle mass. Those on hCG, however, do not experience this side effect. In addition, the hormone appears to actually reduce the appetite, which makes it easier to adhere to the 700–1000 calorie diet.