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sushi time

Anytime is sushi time for me, lunch, dinner or snack...

One of my favorite food discoveries since having weight loss surgery is sushi.  

Sushi is a great source of protein, I just have to watch the rice.  I must say, this is about the only time I eat rice.  Before having surgery, rice was my number one food item I did not want to give up.  I just didn't think I could live without it.  

I didn't eat it for years after having surgery.  Then one day I found sushi. Sushi is a great source of protein and with nigiri sushi you can better control the amount of rice you eat. Nigiri sushi has the protein on top of the rice.  

My favorite place to eat sushi is Fresh Market.  They make it fresh everyday and if I go at the right time...I can catch the attendant making it, then I can get it just the way I like it.  

I must admit, I get a funny look when I ask for only half the rice.  

The first time I purchased it.  I came home and disassembled it, measured it, weighted and counted the calories. This way I'm safe to eat it -out and about!

I usually ask for the multi grain brown rice.  The brown rice keeps my blood sugar more level. Since I ask for only half the rice, I measured out about 1/3 cup. Then I weighted the tuna, salmon or shrimp. It is usually somewhere around 2.5 to 3 ounces. I usually add a little avocado, - got to have that mufa-good fat food with every meal, The avocado is about 1/8 to 1/4 cup.  

Another caution about rice, take it slow and easy, eating a little at a time, stopping with the measured amount will ensure you don't overdo it. Rice swells in the tummy, so be sure not drink while eating.  

My lunch today:  

Nigiri sushi: tuna- 3 ounces about 92 calories, 19 grams protein 0 fat

brown rice: 1/3 cup 81 calories, 0 fat and 1.5 grams protein

Avocado: 1/4 cup 58 calories, 5.4 fat

Asaragus: fresh grilled, 1/4 cup 7 calories

When eating at my favorite restaurant, I try to find a roll with no rice. Soybeans are a good substitute. 

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 02:39PM by Registered CommenterJulia Holloman | Comments1 Comment

Reader Comments (1)

love sushi, what a great lunch idea for bariatric surgery folks!

February 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

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