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Sushi & Restaurant Crapshoots

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Add Sushi to the list of things that blow my mind (and the list of restaurant crap-shoots).

When I go out for sushi, I generally order two rolls. But according to user-entered sushi estimates, sushis are like 250-350 calories a roll! And that's not even a dynamite roll. What?? I had no clue.

I love to go out for brunch with my friends (or dinner with my mom, in the case of the sushi). But I'm quickly realizing that restaurant eating is
a) a total crapshoot - hard to track the nutritional value when you have no idea what's in your food
b) loaded with unexpected calories.

So... are restaurant days "guaranteed go-over-goals days"? Is there any point in making healthy choices when even my "healthy choices" may not always be so healthy? I guess there is because at least they're healthier than bennies with a side of hashbrowns. Which I actually don't like eating for breakfast because it makes me sleepy.
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    Ahhhhh mayonnaise! Makes sense. Maybe I'll try making sushi at home sometime, sans mayo. Good advice again Monica :D you are so awesome.
    1867 days ago
    Western sushi rolls are often full of mayonnaise. It's what sticks all that loveliness together! And mayo is atrociously high in calories. Hence... yeah.

    Keep picking healthy choices! Just don't forget what sushi is: white rice with hardly any veggies, a little bit of protein, a spoonful of mayonnaise, and maybe a little deep-fat-fried tempura. It is what it is. Tasty but not an everyday food. Enjoy it and adjust the rest of your day/week to accommodate with lots of veggies and nutritious things!
    1867 days ago
    150 cals is what I would have thought too, for sure! We were just eating california rolls, BC rolls, dynamite and spicy tuna (split two rolls with my mom). They were fairly average, small-ish rolls and nothing crazy was happening.... maybe I need to do some more extensive research on this one.
    1868 days ago
  • ROZOZ68
    What kind of sushi rolls are you eating? I live in Australia and just looked up sushi roll calories and most are about 150 cals.
    1868 days ago
    I had no idea that Sushi was so high in calories! I agree it is usually better to eat at home. I'm glad that many restaurants post calorie and nutrition information on the menu
    1869 days ago
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