So I'm starting a new diet program this week. I'm using HCG drops under the care of a naturopath. The program starts by taking the drops for two days and eating like a fat-loving pig. Then the plan drops to 500 calories per day for up to 40 days. The HCG drops keep me from feeling hungry. I should lose 1/2 to 1 pound a day if it works the way they say. Fortunately, I have a few specific things to eat. Everything else is off limits! Keeps it simple.