There are people who have very positive results with the 80/10/10 lifestyle regarding Ulcerative Colitis. I have met a few and heard of more.
Good news: the diet involved is one of the most simple and easiest preparation-wise I can think of.
Sure, you can make it fancy, but optimally it's quite simple health and effort-wise. The main transitional challenges people have logistically with it are in finding enough fruit that is ripe enough to eat when they need the calories, so it does help to get more than you think you'll need ahead of time just to be sure you're covered until you get the hang of it.
I also find that pre-washing greens and storing them in the fridge ahead of time helps in a busy life too. That way you can do that part when you have the time and energy rather than waiting 'till the end of the day when you might not feel quite up to it.
With children around it can help to have a grazing policy and encourage it by having pre-washed fruits and greens always available for them to just grab as they like throughout the day. It helps that food be the easiest to get and gives it a chance to compete with fast food and junk food items that are just as quick to the eater. This way, perhaps you won't have to do any meals per se if you don't want to. Everyone can just eat what they want when they are hungry. You would have to keep the supply stocked though, hehe.
The lifestyle does not require ferments, sprouting, soaking and the like often used in other raw food programs. In fact, we recommend not to do these things ideally, especially the ferments. Getting in the necessary amino acids turns out to be mostly a factor of getting in enough calories from quality sources of truly whole food, rather than empty calories.
Food combining principles are used in this method in order to prevent pairing foods that are not compatible with each other digestive-wise rather than pairing them to get some sort of nutrient mix. This method actually encourages us to eat as simply as possible, encouraging mono-meals of only one item at a time when hungry 'till full. Greens are added whenever as well. Other veggies are eaten when desired, but not required, as well as nuts and seeds, which should be kept to a minimum so as not to get too many of dietary calories from fat (for optimum health).
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