I am not a Haciendero but  I have diabetes. So, I am quite careful with what I eat…at times. I love to eat and I really love sweet food that’s why I love to  hang out on places with sugar-free stuff so that I won’t be tortured seeing my friends indulging with those sinfully delicious desserts.

I do cut on my  carbohydrates intakes—meaning just half cup of rice each meal. But I still eat quite a lot of fruits. I just choose those that are low in sugar like the “saba”, guava,etc.( diet experts please correct me if I am wrong with these fruits). However, in my last post of photos  on my facebook page, real friends told me I don’t look good. One said You looked like “gin lupot” meaning “just recovered from diarrhea…ouch! Another one said: “daw masakiton” (sickly). So while closely monitoring my sugar, I started to increase a bit of my carb and protein.  The only problem I have is when I am in front of a buffet table…

Recently, I was a bit distracted of my sugar count.Two tests showed 134 and other is 165 (with 100 being the cut off). Que horror! Then I started to inspect  on my meal diary. (I do record what I eat for each meal).

On the times my sugar was high, my meal were mostly green salad, fruits and Japanese food (sushi). I love Japanese food by the way.  I just remember this Japanese food has plenty of rice in it too and I won’t tell the amount of my  intake at that time.


Sushi isn’t equal to raw fish. Raw fish is called sashimi and is not the same as sushi. Sushi is referred to rolls that use rice along with other ingredients seasoned with rice vinegar. Of course, raw fish is the most popular ingredient in this food, but the main part  is still rice.

There are various kinds of sushi, which don’t include raw fish. Ingredients like fruits ,vegetables, cooked seafood, etc can be combined when preparing this food.

Nigiri-zushi is hand-pressed mounds of rice with a little amount of wasabi and a piece of other ingredients on top. Popular nigirizushi are maguro or tuna fish , toro  or belly of tuna, hamachi  or yellowtail, ebi  or shrimp, and so on. Maki-zushi is sushi rolls wrapped in nori seaweed, such as tekkamaki  or tuna rolls, kappamaki  or cucumber rolls, and more. These are also called norimaki. Inari-zushi is deep-fried tofu pouches stuffed with sushi rice. They are brown and oval-shaped. Chirashi-zushi is sushi served on a plate/bowl with other  ingredients on top of rice.

Important seasonings are soy sauce and wasabi  or Japanese horseradish. Soy sauce is used as dipping sauce. Wasabi is put in nigirizushi or is mixed with soy sauce for dipping. Also, pickled ginger called gari is mostly served with sushi. Green tea called agari in most Japanese restaurants is the best drink with sushi.


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