5/9/13

The Butter Diet and Exercise Plan


What did our ancestors ever do without the media? Who was there to tell them that butter or carbs or meat or wheat or gluten or dairy or canola (Oh wait, there was no such thing) or sugar were bad for them? Gosh, it’s amazing that any of them ever survived childhood. Obviously they did or we wouldn’t be here, right?

I often wonder how they knew what to eat when they couldn’t turn on the computer and see:
"Get a flat stomach by cutting these five foods out of your diet!" (Have any of you every actually clicked that to find out what they are?)
Well, good thing you all have a computer or computer-like device today, because I discovered the weight loss secret of a lifetime! I did it in my very own kitchen. I got this wonderful Springtime milk from the farmer over yonder and separated the cream last night. Then today, I put it in a jar and used my immersion blender to try and whip it up. It started getting hot, and I thought. Hmm, this is making the blender work too hard... Work...Hard work...Hmm! Lightbulb! Great Grandma was never fat because she churned her own darn butter!

So, I put a lid on that jar and I went to work. I shook and shook and shook. And by golly, I started sweating and I shook some more. And the cream got a little thicker. Then it was quite like whipping cream. I shook some more and it got all watery and magically, oh so magically, it turned bright yellow (no artificial colors added) and it was butter.
I got an awesome 5 minute work out that is sure to tone my triceps. And left me with these beautiful results.

Are you still a light weight when it comes to exercise? No worries, here is a low impact version:
Not a hard enough workout for you? Do another batch.

Then try to catch a chicken for supper, or maybe chase down and secure my ornery goat for me so I can milk her. That will keep you running for awhile!

Why is no one selling books with this information? I guess because you can't patent hard work and common sense.  The point is, the secret to good health is not a secret.  It never has been. Our ancestors were in great shape. They were never obese. Because they worked. Can you imagine the calories it took to wash laundry by hand? To walk to town? To mend fences, and mow grass, and repair roofs? They also ate well. No processed garbage; it was not available. They ate whatever they could produce themselves. They ate meat, carbs, dairy, nuts, seeds and whatever produce they could grow in the garden. Don’t blame them they didn’t know any better. “They say..” didn’t exist at the time.

How did our ancestors know what the perfect body looked like? Without the media, there was no one to tell our great grandmothers that were not good enough and needed to go on a diet. No fashion magazines, no movies, no snarky newspaper columnists were telling women that they are too fat if their bloomers were not XXS! If your neighbor offered you a slice of pie, you sat down and ate it graciously, instead of piously refusing it (and then going into your own home and eating 2 slices in secret). We are so obsessed with food, both with eating and avoiding it. Our ancestors saw it merely as a means of survival. There was no one to tell them not to. They thought for themselves.

As romantic as that time of life seems, I will admit, I am soooo thankful to live in the 21st Century! I love my washing machine. Air Conditioner? Best. Invention. Ever. I love that if hail destroys my newly planted tomato plants, I can go to Home Depot and get more. I love to socialize at the gym (when I have time). I adore going to a restaurant on occasion so I don’t have to cook or clean. But when it comes to food smarts, to hard work, to self-sufficiency, and a value on human decency, boy I yearn for those happy olden years. A simple time where if you could churn it, you could eat it!

Now I am off to rub some Deep Blue on my tired arms because I made two batches of butter today and I am gonna be sore tomorrow! :)

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28 comments:

  1. I think you're exactly right. People got off their rears a lot more and exercised and didn't eat all the chemicals that bring strange ailments to our bodies. I want to be like that but it's very difficult to avoid all the chemicals and force ourselves to the gym since our everyday chores and jobs don't require a lot of effort for the most part. I do love the conveniences of the 21st century, but I miss the goodness of the 19th century.

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  3. I LOVE this post! Very well said. Thanks so much for linking this post to the Weekend Whatever! I hope we'll see some more excellent posts from you again next week. :-)

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  4. We made butter like that once! The kids loved it and yes, it was a good workout, lol!

    You are soooooo right. We have it easy nowadays and I love my washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, running water, etc. But it does mean that I am getting less exercise.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

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  5. Absolutely - the secret to good health is eating real food and hard work. Unfortunately too many of us want a short cut instead of using our bodies as they were meant to be used.

    Thanks for this great reminder for Motivation Monday!

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  6. Love it. Had me cracking up :) And ooo, Deep Blue is amazing, isn't it?!?

    You just made me want to grab some butter... Add that to the list of things I need to learn to make myself. Thanks for posting this!!! Visiting from Teach Me Tuesdays :)

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  7. Yes!! We've gotten so smart with all our technology, common sense just seems to have flown out the window! LOL! Great post!

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  8. Actually they did have magazines and things to tell them what was "beauty." At least for the last 200 ish years. And before that they had paintings and statues. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Just wanted to make sure you knew that there has been a beauty standard since the fall. Even in the Bible there are tons of passages talking about beauty standards. It was different but it was still there.

    PS. You can also use a food processor to make some yummy butter. For those of us who are a bit lazier. Lol!

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  9. Yes, I imagine you are right. Satan has been hard at work since the fall making all of us feel less than the daughters of god we are! The mode was just different.

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  10. You are so right! I can't believe how bright that color is! My parents make butter from their cow and it is always white-ish, that is amazing!

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    1. From my limited experience, I have been told that in the spring it will,be really yellow like this in the spring when cows are eating newly growing grass. Then it is paler in summer and coler months.

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  11. I love this! It is so true- there is no miracle drug....no crazy diet. Get up and get active. Eliminate as much process food as you can. Eliminate chemical laden drinks.

    Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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  12. Amen! I couldn't agree more :)

    Thanks for sharing with Old-Fashioned Friday!

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    1. Oh, it was. Is. Especially with our fresh batch of home made bread!

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  14. I adore this post! I will pin it, share it on FB and shout it from the roof tops!

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

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  15. Love this post! What a great reminder to not get SO hung up on FOOD in our midst of trying to live a healthy life.

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  16. I love this! I am a grandma at heart, and I love to imagine milking my own cow to make homemade butter before heading out into the garden for the evening. In reality, I live in the middle of town and I have too many kids to keep wrangled to do much else, most days! I love this little, life, though, and I love teaching my children little "homestead habits" like making butter. My oldest is two, and I bet she'd love making butter with me! Thanks for the great idea!

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  17. Hey, sounds like a good diet plan to me! Thanks for sharing your post with us on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/05/the-homeacre-hop-20.html

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  18. Oh' that's a perfect diet and i love it.

    Thanks!

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  19. YES!!! Love this!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Hope to see you again this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesdays-with-twist-7-and-huge-seed.html

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  20. What a great diet and exercise plan. I will follow this to increase my body strength and balance and also tell about it my all friends.
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  21. I so want to try this butter workout now. I was going to do some P90X, but this work out sounds way more delicious!

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  22. You go girl! Love it, sometimes I feel like I am all alone, I'm glad I am not ;)

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