I had a very good day.
The best day I have had in a long time.
In regards to food.
I have embraced discipline over instinct in regards to food.
I have been following the intuitive eating idea for a while now..
And I understand that there are adherents to this idea that read my blog.
I want to give you my reasons WHY I don't follow that flow.
I believe it's 'intuitive' for a human being to eat more than they need.
Because of generations of feast and famine ingrained in our psyche.
It is human nature to stock up in times of plenty to prepare for times of famine.
It is not intuitive to leave yourself slightly hungry.
Which you HAVE TO DO to lose weight.
The amount of food consumed will not support your current weight, which is the whole point.
You are trying to lower your body fat, your body weight..
Therefore you have to eat less to sustain less.
That is the antithesis of intuitive.
Science has shown, when you reach your goal weight.
Your body will attempt to betray you.
Your grehlin (hunger hormones)levels go through the roof.
It is your body's attempt to regain the fat you lost.
For no other reason than it thinks your prior weight was better at sustaining survivability.
The same goes for fighting.
In class today, we discussed instinct.
We use instinct as a jump off point...but only a jump off point.
Because in a street fight..instinct can get you killed.
If someone attacks you...and you manage to shake them loose.
What is your instinct?
Well, RUN! Right?
Just because you have managed to temporarily shake that person off..doesn't mean they are going to stay shook..
You have to ensure they cannot follow and attack again.
It means going towards the danger...
Re engaging when you would rather run away.
It is remembering the proper pattern when attacking...not just flailing wildly..
but direct strikes.
High low high....left right left.
Remembering all this is not instinctual.
It is learned through discipline.
Eating less...exercising daily.
These are not the path of least Resistance.
It is not instinctual.
Instinctual is sleeping as long as you can..
eating high fat foods because our palates crave them..
eating a bit more than we need to satisfy our survival instinct.
That's my take on instinct vs. discipline.
What do you all think?