Calories in Sushi and Other Healthy Foods Can Make You Fat A typical sushi meal for me is the one with California rolls. It tastes so fresh it’s quite heavenly for me. There are many other varieties but what I mentioned works just for me. But can sushi and other healthy foods like organic or raw make you fat? The mentioned sushi meal has ideally 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 20 grams of carbohydrates and 10.5 grams of protein. This data is according to the Healthy Weight Forum. Don’t let the numbers fool you, it can do harm to your diet if you are not careful. Low calorie foods like sushi and other healthy meals should still be considered like any other meal: it raises our insulin levels if we ate too much too often making fat burning harder. The Mindset of Eating Less…Often I am not really much of a believer when it comes to the typical 5-6 meals a day to lose weight or burn fat. Not only is it hard to monitor calories that way because you have to eat less more often, in the beginning it can really be hard because you tend to eat more than you should, especially when you are not the type who wants to count on calories. Eating often creates a rise in insulin in our body making it store fat instead of using it. It is our body’s indicator that we have an ample supply of energy to use. So the additional calories that comes from food will be stored as fat. We cannot dictate our body when to store or not store fat. Low calorie foods like sushi and other healthy meals should still be considered like any other meal: it raises our insulin levels if we ate too much too often making fat burning harder. Eat Less Sensibly Our body does not need so much food so often. So eating like 2-3 ordinary or healthy meals a day to burn fat is more effective than 5-6 meals a day. This ensures our insulin levels do not get so high. Another tip is to eat a protein source or a fat source along with carbohydrates. Doing this slows the absorption of carbohydrates thus insulin levels does not get so high. Do not allow your insulin levels to go so high so that it will not store body fat. If you want to eat sushi and other healthy foods, allow yourself to eat less often so that calories in your body will come from your stored fat reserves making fat burning a lot less easier than pressuring yourself to workout so much.