Sushi SmartPoints List for Weight Watchers - Best and Worst

Sushi: Weight Watchers Points and Calories

Here is Sushi points list, from worst to best, from Heidi's WW diary.


Using average sized rolls (approximate values)

Dragon Roll
Approximate Calories: 500
Weight Watchers Points: 16

Shrimp Tempura Roll
Approximate Calories: 480
Weight Watchers Points: 13
At nearly 500 calories, this deep fried option isn’t good for anyone’s waistline.

Eel Roll
Approximate Calories: 470 Calories
Weight Watchers Points: 15
Eel isn’t healthy when slathered in “eel sauce,” which is actually a sugary glaze.

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Spicy Tuna Volcano Roll
Approximate Calories: 340
Weight Watchers Points: 11
Beware anything “spicy” at the sushi bar, it may mean it’s drenched in Sriracha-spiked mayonnaise.

Spider Roll
Approximate Calories: 400
Weight Watchers Points: 10
High levels of carbs and fat means this fried roll is a diet no-no.

Rainbow Roll
Approximate Calories: 340
Weight Watchers Points: 10
This is one rainbow that dieters should not be admiring.

Eel and Avocado Roll
Approximate Calories: 370
Weight Watchers Points: 9
Even with avocado, eel isn’t healthy when slathered in “eel sauce,” which is actually a sugary glaze.

Philadelphia Roll
Approximate Calories: 300
Weight Watchers Points: 9
We love Philly, just not the cream cheese laden roll named after it.

Salmon Avocado Roll
Approximate Calories: 300
Weight Watchers Points: 8


Cucumber Roll
Approximate Calories: 136
Weight Watchers Points: 3
You don’t have to be vegetarian to love this low-calorie, low-fat roll.

Tuna Roll
Approximate Calories: 184
Weight Watchers Points: 5
Rich in Omega-3s and not in unhealthy sauces, this roll’s an easy choice.

Salmon and Avocado Roll
Approximate Calories: 305
Weight Watchers Points: 7
Despite the higher calorie content, this roll provides a healthy dose of good, natural fats.

Spicy Tuna Roll
Approximate Calories: 270
Weight Watchers Points: 7

California Roll
Approximate Calories: 240
Weight Watchers Points: 6
This sushi bar staple isn’t bad, but for added nutrition, order it with real crab instead of imitation.

Shrimp California Roll
Approximate Calories: 210
Weight Watchers Points: 5

Weight Watchers Day 11 of Heidi's Diary

And now, here are the details of my 11th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 211 lbs. (8am)

I felt so juiced today!!  I had a weird two-pound weight gain but I think that’s water because of the carbs I ate late last night (I’m an optimist). It also could be PMS bloat.  It’s a few days too early for that but I guess it’s possible since I also had two zits the size of watermelons in the middle of my forehead.  Whatev!!

I had so much energy today (maybe it was the extra shot of espresso in my coffee this morning).  Yes, I realize that the coffee is all I had this morning but there was soy milk in the coffee, clearly classifying it as a nutritious breakfast. I was working like crazy and plowing through piles of things I needed to get done.

I never eat sushi. I have trouble eating things that are merely unconscious." — George Carlin

Sushi Addict

Then for lunch I stopped and got my favorite thing in the whole wide world: sushi. Yay!  I ordered this really great roll called the Rolls Royce.  It’s a California roll topped with a ton of chopped tomatoes, chives and tuna sashimi.  Usually they douse it with ginger dressing and pre-WW I would have scarfed that and something else like an oily Dynamite roll (scallops & mushrooms in Japanese mayo, baked in the oven) or fried soft-shell crab.  But I had them put the dressing on the side. Then I drizzled a couple of tablespoons on the California roll and ate it for lunch.  I saved the tomatoes and sashimi for dinner and again drizzled a little dressing over them.  It is awesome and filling!  The place where I go gives you so much food it is ridiculous.  It was shocking for me to find out that I actually don’t need a fishing boat’s worth of sushi to be satisfied.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Starbucks Iced Venti Soy Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte – 3 points
Lunch: California Roll, 4 tablespoons ginger dressing – 9 points
Dinner: Tuna sashimi & tomato salad, 4 tablespoons ginger dressing – 6.5 points
Snack(s): 1 bag Weight Watchers Multigrain Crisps, 1 bag Weight Watchers Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps, 3 Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mini snack bars  – 9 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0 

When I got home I enjoyed some WW snacks and worked on some things in my house.  I still have over 30 Flex Points to use this week but I think I will let them go.  I really don’t need them. I mean, I think I don’t need them. Please God, don’t let me need them. It’s the weekend and as we all know that’s a bit of a challenge for me.  I also am going to a birthday party, and somewhere on the premises will be a moist, sugary, frosting-covered cake. Looks like Superman’s getting ready to party alongside his kryptonite. 

I have someone coming to my house tomorrow in the morning before my WW meeting.  I’m hoping they leave in time for me to make the 10:30 a.m. meeting.  At my location there are only three Saturday meetings (7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.).  There’s no way in hell I’m going to drag myself out of bed to listen to the perils of weekend eating at 7:30 a.m., plus my visitor is coming at 9.  I’m thinking our meeting will be over by 10, which gives me plenty of time to make the meeting.  My meeting is next to the grocery store so I am going to shop afterward and soak up some sunshine.

Larry: You don't work. You're unemployed.
Cheryl: Loving you is my job, Larry.—Curb Your Enthusiasm

BTW:  You remember how I wasn’t looking for a job?  Well, just because I’m not looking the opportunities keep presenting themselves.  I had another friend call me about a job I’d be perfect for.  She sent the description and boy-oh-boy this would be my dream job!  So I sent my resume.

Later in the day I was meeting with my boss and she point-blank asked me if I was planning to quit (I think she just got a vibe). I hoped my face was convincing when I told her no.  She’s very emotional and if I told her I was leaving she would flip.  I don’t even know if I will get this new job anyway. Part of me hopes that I don't get it so I don't have to hurt her feelings.

I have so many co-dependent things in my life,. Sometimes I'll even overeat at someone's house just to make the hostess happy. It’s time I started taking a stand for myself, no matter how hard it may be.  Weight Watchers is just the beginning.

Product Reviews:
* Weight Watchers Multigrain Crisps – 2 points
* Weight Watchers Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Crisps – 2 points
* Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mini snack bars – 1 point

 All 3 of these snacks continue to wow me every time I eat them.  I will definitely be buying some more at the meeting tomorrow. 

Reminder: Sushi can be a faux diet food. American-ized, “new age” versions of sushi add fat, calories, and sodium. A good rule of thumb? Keep it simple to keep the weight off. The highest calorie sushi rolls include deep fried items, fattening sauces, and cream cheese.

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