I had a thought on the way to the Amish grocery store yesterday. I doubt that the Amish care about how many carbs they eat or fat grams or if they should cut out grains and dairy from their diets. I can't imagine any of them planning out meals and I have never seen them at the gym or in any of my step aerobics or Jazzercise classes. Amish women probably don't fret about how their hair looks or if their butts look fat. They don't count the ounces of water they drink each day either. They don't weigh and measure their food and I doubt they have ever heard of BMR or BMI and probably don't consult height and weight charts. They don't walk around with ear buds in and checking their email on their smartphones. I have noticed that my Step Aerobics instructor cannot stand for it to be quiet. If it is she will start asking about the weather or ask what was in the paper that she didn't get to read. She will ask about what people are having for supper or whatever else she can think of. Why can't we stand for it to be quiet and still?
I would freak out if a buggy full of Amish women showed up at Jazzercise. They don't have time for it anyway. They work hard all day, eat full meals that we would probably analyze and dissect followed by head shaking and wonderment over how they can eat like that. Hasn't anyone told them the dangers of cholesterol and carbs for crying out loud?
I have read some stories about longevity and where these people who live to be over 100 live. It seems they live in areas that are unpolluted, worked hard all their lives, and had a positive attitude. They were faithful people as well.
Are we making this too hard?