Sushi: What do you choose in a Japanese restaurant when you want to lose weight?

Sushi: What do you choose in a Japanese restaurant when you want to lose weight?

As part of a diet, sushi can be a real (and tasty) ally for slimming. At least if the sushi is of good quality and eaten in moderation!


The slimming origins of sushi depend on the foods it is made of. These may vary depending on the type of sushi, but in general, sushi is made with vinegared rice which speeds up the feeling of satiety, and lean fish (low in calories and therefore good for the line) or fatty fish (more calories, but rich in good fats like omega). 3 that fight excess cholesterol) and a layer of nori herbs, which are low in calories and rich in fiber promote weight loss. To this we can add a little vegetables such as cucumber, for example, which is rich in water, fiber, mineral salts and various vitamins. It is not what will make us gain weight!


Sushi: How do you limit calories?

The main problem with foods we consider low in calories is that we tend to eat a lot of them... In the end, calories pile up and we end up absorbing a lot more than is expected: unsatisfactory when we're looking to lose weight. Not to mention that not all sushi is equal in terms of calories: FYI, Simple Cucumber Maki (rice vinegar + cucumber + seaweed) rarely exceeds 15 calories, while we do over 40 calories for salmon sushi (rice vinegar + raw salmon). ).


To maintain the figure, it is recommended not to exceed 8 to 10 sushi for the main course (instead of 3 to 5 for starters), preferring sushi as low in calories as possible.


Good to know: In general, diet or not, it is recommended not to eat a lot of fish, especially bluefin tuna, which, due to pollution, can contain high doses of heavy metals (for example, mercury), harmful to health .


What is the best sushi to avoid?

When you take care of your line, it is recommended to prefer sushi based on lean fish such as bream or shrimp. Sushi containing fatty fish like salmon can still be eaten for its interesting omega-3 content, but in smaller quantities. Also think of vegetarian sushi like maki (carrot, avocado, cucumber)... On the other hand, you really have to skip the "western" sushi with mayonnaise or even fried sushi.


Note: Sashimi (simple slices of raw fish) contain fewer calories than sushi. Think about it the next time you eat at a Japanese restaurant.


With what accompanies sushi to keep the line?

When you want to keep the streak, you can skip the accompanying sauce or bet on low-sugar, low-salt soy sauce. The composition of the sauce is certainly easier to check when making homemade sushi...


A small mixed salad would complement the menu well, but you could also opt for a 100% Japanese meal, accompanied by sushi with a small miso soup (tofu, fish broth, miso paste, and wakame) and/or a little cabbage salad. On the other hand, it is better not to add rice to the menu: the rice in sushi is already more than enough. On the side of the drink: water or even unsweetened green tea. Among other health benefits, green tea helps maintain streak by reducing fat absorption by the digestive system and by enhancing calorie consumption...


Eating with chopsticks: tip for weight loss?

Eating sushi with your fingers is not particularly convenient, especially when you have trouble using chopsticks... On the other hand, you tend to eat faster when using your fingers: a bad point that prevents you from feeling full in time. The result: you're consuming way too many calories... When you're watching your figure, it's best to take the time to use chopsticks and chew each bite carefully.

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