In most cases of restricting caloric intake, this would be probable. However, you must keep in mind that you are going to be taking HCG along with the very low calorie diet. Remember, what does the HCG do? According to Dr. Simeons manuscript, HCG allows you to tap into your abnormal fat resources and RELEASE all of those fats, calories, proteins, etc. that are stored there into your bloodstream. Therefore, your body is not only getting the 500 calories eaten, but is also getting 1500-4000 calories (per Dr. Simeons) that the HCG releases from your abnormal fat stores. This is why you are not hungry, why your metabolism does NOT slow down, and why you are not ripping someone’s head off because you just have to EAT.