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Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
As a specialty editor for the nutrition and healthy eating guide, Katherine Zeratsky helps you sort through the facts and figures, the fads and the hype to learn more about nutrition and diet.
A Marinette, Wis., native, Katherine is certified in dietetics by the state of Minnesota and the American Dietetic Association. She has been with Mayo Clinic since 1999.
She is active in nutrition-related curriculum and course development in wellness nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and nutrition education related to weight management and practical applications of nutrition-related lifestyle changes.
Other areas of interest include food and nutrition for all life stages, active lifestyles and the culinary arts.
She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, served a dietetic internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and worked as a registered dietitian and health risk counselor at ThedaCare of Appleton, Wis., before joining the Mayo Clinic staff.
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Calories in sushi: What are the low-cal options?
Are some sushi dishes lower in calories than others?
from Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
Because most types of seafood are relatively low in calories, most kinds of sushi are as well. However, the calories in sushi vary depending on the dish and how it's prepared. In fact, the same sushi dish may have a different nutritional profile when it's prepared by a different chef, depending on the specific mix of ingredients.
If you're watching your calories, good options include vegetable (maki) and fish (nigiri) sushi rolls. Avoid anything prepared with mayonnaise or added sauce, and anything that's fried. You can also try ordering sushi made with a smaller portion of rice.Next question
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- Maki sushi (rolled sushi with veggies). http:www/myfoodapedia.gov. Accessed April 21, 2010.
- Nigiri sushi (with fish and veggies). http:www/myfoodapedia.gov. Accessed April 21, 2010.