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Sushi Smarts: Why Most Sushi Actually Bad For Weight Loss

There’s no denying the healthy benefits of high-quality sushi- the kind you find in the best Japanese restaurants around the globe and pay a pretty penny for. But if you’re not careful, sushi can be a very high carb meal, leaving you hungry and craving more sugar after eating it.

 

Here are a few things to consider before grabbing a quick roll or two:

 

  1. Sushi rice is made with sugar and rice vinegar. On average, two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of rice vinegar are used per two cups of sushi rice. On top of all that sugar, your typical hand roll is 75% rice- the equivalent carb content of two slices of regular white bread.

 

  1. The type of rice used in sushi is short grain rice, which spikes blood sugar levels.

 

  1. The protein amounts in sushi are very small. I recommend a palm size of protein with every meal on the Skinny Jeans Diet. You would have to eat a lot of sushi to get that covered and there’s all the rice you would eat along with it.

 

  1. As it’s low in protein and fat, it’s also low in satiety and you will be craving more sugar after your sushi meal.

 

  1. It’s very salty. Sushi rice is made with salt, not to mention the soy sauce we dip it in.

 

Skinny Jeans Sushi Smarts I Follow For Weight Loss

  • Stick to sashimi
  • Ask for my rolls to be rolled without rice (depends on place if they will do this)
  • If white rice is only option, ask for “lite”, as in literally less rice.
  • If restaurant won’t give less rice, I take it off myself
  • Protein sources; I go for things like raw salmon or tuna
  • Eat miso soup as a volumizer. Yes, it’s salty, but a nice sized bowl is only 50 calories.