I recently went on a low carb/high fat method of eating and have lost apprx. 20 lbs. in 2 months. I had done this many years ago and knew what do and what to expect as far as weight goes. My reason this time was to see if I could just generally feel better and if improvement in the UC occurred. I'm 5'7" and 172 now so I have some more to go. I fix a banana-strawberry smoothie with two eggs in the blender in the morning and a few slices of bacon (pre-cooked). I keep freezer bags full of sliced bananas and whole strawberries in the freezer. I also use whole organic milk. Lunch and/or supper are hamburgers, steak, pork chops,and frozen vegetables mostly leftovers because one preparation goes a long way. In the evening I replace the eggs with a good dolop of peanut butter. Yummie. My target is 72 grams of carbs a day. I haven't had my cholesterol checked since starting but, to be honest, I don't care. I personally think we've all been "fed" a line of hooey on the food pyramid and blood level cholesterol-heart disease link. The bottom line is I do feel much better. I don't expect miracles with the UC, only a better quality of life and it seems to be working.
I do highly recommend a book with the awful title of "Life Without Bread" by Allan and Lutz. It is not a recipe book but the best researched information on a low carbohydrate nutrition I have ever read.