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    Ugh - cherries.

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    So i must have read somewhere that cherries are ok on a low carb diet so i bought a punnet today in town. Came home feeling fine, and ate a small bowl - probably about 15-20 (I didn't count). Within half an hour I had a crash and fell asleep still holding my iPad in my hand as I was reading! This is very similar to the crashes i would get after eating wheat, where nothing could wake me for 30-60 mins, i just had to sleep it off.

    I just looked up the carb content and cherries are 9.5g carbs for 10 cherries! Oooops!

    And dang, because they were delicious.

    Anyone else had this problem?
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    My problem is going to be not eating my weight in them like I tend to do every year. I adore cherries, and they're just so fleeting.

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    Did you eat them with anything else? If I have any carbs it will always be with protein and a small amount of fat.

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    Just on their own, I didn't realise they were high in carbs-doh!

    Lesson learned. Next time i will have them after a low carb meal, or with something else.
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    I've been trying to eat fewer at a sitting than I did before going primal. I do love them, though. I figure I get them for a month out of the year. I enjoy them while I can.

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    They have these big bags of pitted (so luxurious!) frozen cherries at Costco that I keep picking up & putting back because cherries are at the top of the the "dirty dozen" list. I just can't do it, all I think about is the "you vote when you buy it" line and I don't want to put that stuff in my body if I can help it. My husband hates me a little for being so militant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammermill View Post
    Did you eat them with anything else? If I have any carbs it will always be with protein and a small amount of fat.
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    20 grams of sugar puts you out? That doesn't sound normal.

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    Cherries never put me to sleep but they give me a good clean out!

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    Um, wasn't the carbs, it was melatonin.

    Yahoo! Canada Answers - Do cherries contain melatonin?

    Even if you had a regular variety, it still contains some.

    ps - this is why, 'life is a bowl of cherries.' Not just sweet, happy and content.

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