Channel 4’s How to Lose Weight Well displays some of the worlds most unusual diets.

Those taking part in the series adjust their current lifestyles and adopt innovative diet plans with the goal of shedding weight.

One diet plan that got viewers talking was the California diet, but what is it exactly? Here’s everything you need to know!

Dr Helen Lawal, Dr Xand van Tulleken, Stacie Stewart

Dr Helen Lawal, Dr Xand van Tulleken, Stacie Stewart

How to Lose Weight Well 2019: California Diet

The California diet is inspired by the lifestyle of Sonoma County, California.

The diet is often referred to as the Sonoma diet.

It is claimed that the California diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, arthritis and diabetes.

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Screen Shot: How to Lose Weight Well California diet

How to Do it!

California plan: Those taking part in the California diet stick to 12 so-called power foods.

The main food sources include grains, meat, fish and beans.

The diet requires very specific proportions and each meal should include the exact same amount of carbs, vegetables and meat or fish.

Result: In four months, John lost an impressive 3 stone and 8lbs.

John originally weighed 19 stone 9lbs but dropped to 16 stone 1lbs on the diet.

Other Popular Diets – Japanese diet

During the latest episode (Tuesday, April 9th), Joe was placed on the Japanese diet.

The diet is also known as the Okinawa diet and is based on the lifestyle of people from Okinawa island.

It is claimed the Japanese diet helps people to lose weight and stay youthful.

Screen Shot: How to Lose Weight Well Japanese diet

Screen Shot: How to Lose Weight Well Japanese diet

How to Do it!

Japanese plan: Those taking part in the California diet stick to low-sugar food sources.

The diet is also low in white grains, dairy and meat.

Popular meals on this particular diet include tofu-based food, sushi and miso soup.

Result: In four months, Joe lost an impressive 2 stone.

Joe originally weighed 16 stone 10lbs but cut down to 14 stone 1lbs on the diet.

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