Sushi Macro Hacks – How to Track at Sushi Restaurants

Sushi Macro Hacks – How to Track at Sushi Restaurants

It’s no secret that Jason and I are total sushi addicts! While Jay prefers the more traditional and “cleaner” nigiri pieces, I am hooked on the western-style maki rolls that come laden in spicy mayo, avocado and cream cheese! What can I say, that’s just how I roll! ?

If you’re anything like me, then a sushi night could land you in a HUGE caloric surplus even if that isn’t your intention. This lifestyle is flexible and we want you to enjoy it! But we also want you to be successful when it comes to making better choices and tracking with accuracy so that you can continue to make progress.

Jay & Roz sushi
Check out my giant futomaki rolls with spicy mayo! ~ Roz

Calculating the macros for these delicacies can be a bit challenging. In fact, “What sushi should I order?” and “How do I track sushi rolls?! are all too common questions in our private lifestyle group.  With so many options and so many ways to order, it may seem impossible to calculate sushi macros with any precision. But don’t give up quite yet! We’ve got plenty of advice about safe menu options and which rolls to use in MyFitnessPal to make the whole process a lot easier and more enjoyable. And if you do come across a roll that you just can’t find in the app, don’t forget that tracking something is always better than nothing!


Sushi Strategies – How & What To Order

Before we talk about calculations, let’s start with some delicious and nutritious things you can order as well as ordering strategies that will help you to stay within your macros – this is pretty handy if you unexpectedly find yourself going out for sushi and don’t have a ton of carbs or fat left for the day. While you can order anything you want, these sushi macro hacks will help you calculate your sushi macros with more ease and keep you dialed in.

Jason regularly orders a sushi boat but avoids specialty rolls so he can get maximum carbs and protein without the added fat.
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The Sushi Hack Takeaway

While it may seem impossible to calculate sushi macros, it’s not as difficult as it seems and it doesn’t have to result in a cheat night! Sushi can absolutely be “healthy” provided you’re smart about your choices and find some balance. If you are ever unsure of how to calculate something, try looking up other restaurants and using their menu items as an equivalent. While it won’t always be 100% accurate, it’s always better to estimate than to track nothing at all!

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