Well I have my first date in years since the divorce and weight loss surgery. And we are going out for sushi. Any suggestions? I ate sushi all the time before surgery but haven't attempted it since surgery in 2011.
I often go out for sushi now - but I stick to the sashimi mostly. My local sushi spot that I LOVE has great salmon sashimi or a sashimi appetizer. They also make rolls on request - based on ingredients you want. I would say to have at it! The salmon sashimi is great protein.
I never had sushi before surgery. One of my first dates post op (about 3-4 months ago) I ended up at a sushi place and had a California Roll and fell in love (with the roll, not the guy).
Now, I get little 4 packs from a local grocery store (they are 120 cal each - brown rice too!) and I have no problem eating it. I went out for sushi once though and tried to eat too much and it wasnt fun.
I had not told the guy on the first date about my surgery so i was a little nervous about how much I could eat, etc, but as it turned out, i couldnt use chop sticks so it was a total distraction from any food and eating haha.
Although I haven't had my revision yet, I'm hoping to be able to eat rolls (or half a roll, LOL). Most places are used to people asking for the least amount of rice possible, so that's a good option as well. If sashimi doesn't appeal to you, order nigiri and take off about half to 2/3 of the rice so you just have a little to soak up the soy.
A lot of the fusion-type sushi places have low-carb alternatives beyond sashi. For instance, wrapped in cucumber or using a cucumber or other veggie base or dynamite served in a shell.
You can also do a salad with assorted fish. If you are far enough out you are eating salad, that it.
If you haven't had any post-op experience with rice, avoid white rice like the plaque. It can swell up and the expansion can be painful. Brown rice doesn't typically do that. So brown rice rolls are okay.