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April 25, 2010 1:53 PM
Ok so I have a meal out at Yo! Sushi tomorrow and wondering how many calories are in the average sushi dish? I will be leaning more towards the vegetarian options and avoiding anything greasy or soaked in oil.
How healthy is sushi really?
I know it's all carbs and carbs = fat if not burned off. I will not be attending the gym this week, so need help on this please!
Thankyou!
  333022
April 25, 2010 1:56 PM
Sushi can be a really low calorie food...from what I understand though, no 2 chefs are alike so there may be some differences in calories based on amounts of product used. I know that rice has a lot of carbs, but I don't think a roll of sushi has more than 400 calories.
April 25, 2010 2:00 PM
According to MFP, 1 California Roll (12 pieces) is 361 calories, 66 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat, 10 grams protein. Could be worse. Have fun.
April 25, 2010 2:04 PM
But most times a roll of sushi consists of only 6 pieces, right? I think you'll be fine. Enjoy yourself - I love sushi...so maybe I'm a bit biased LOL.
April 25, 2010 2:05 PM
I think sushi is a fairly healthy choice. And if you are like me, it is easy not to overdo it. Just stay away from the tempura and you should be good!
  114508
April 25, 2010 2:06 PM
You should see if they offer brown rice sushi. It is way healthier than the white rice sushi. Also don't eat anything that says tempura, that means battered and fried. Enjoy!
April 25, 2010 2:06 PM
If anything, it's white rice that will get ya. That's really what you need to limit. And, tempura as well. Sashimi (sushi without the rice) might be the way to go. Just do a web search to find out calorie content of specific dishes that you may want to eat. I absolutely love sushi, particularly maki. For maki, the cucumber, avocado, and tuna rolls would be on the lower end of calories. Hope you find something on the menu that works for you!
  948028
April 25, 2010 2:27 PM
You can always order a Sashimi plate. You get the fish sliced thinly on a bed of rice, that way you can control how much of the rice you actually eat.
  1009760
April 25, 2010 2:36 PM
I think the "300 calories for 12 pieces" is wrong. Tokyo Joe's makes a California roll and they have nutritional information that says 4 pieces are 203 calories, or 609 for 12 pieces. It is made with mayo though, so there are lower-calorie options. My advice would be, start with some miso soup (50 cals 1 cup) and edamame (100 calories per cup) and go easy on the rolls.

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