The following is a brief summary of chapter 1 of the warrior diet book
The Warrior Instinct
When a wild predator, such as a lion, hunts and eats its kill, it eats in safety and only to the point of satiety. Then it leaves and the surviving prey know that the lion is no longer a threat, at least for the time being, simply because lions don’t hunt when they are not hungry. They become peaceful. They lie on their back, enjoy the sun, and sleep. However, when you put predators in a cage they often eat and usually don’t stop until they get sick. They will eventually die if their captors don’t control their feedings.
The Scavenger Instinct
There are several distinct differences between hunters and scavengers. Hunters/predators work in order to get their food. They make a selection. They know exactly what they are after. Wild cats do not hunt cucumbers. They hunt rabbits and deer. They eat only when hungry. They have a sense of priority-and a sense of time. This is very important. When a hunter/predator is about to eat his kill, he may be in danger if there are other animals around. If this is the case, he’ll tear it apart, taking the best chunk and run with it to a safe place to eat. When necessary, he’ll fight for the first bite. Hunters/ predators like to eat when it’s safe and they can relax. Some animals, like wolves or mountain lions, will take the food, bury it, and com k at night (when it’s safe) to dig it out. Their instincts are sharp.
The scavenger is exactly the opposite. While hunters work hard to get their food, scavengers don’t. They pick up leftovers. While hunters have a sense of priority and know exactly what they need, scavengers have no clear sense of priority. While hunters will make a selection, choosing their food, scavengers eat whatever is available. While hunters eat only when hungry, scavengers eat all the time. While hunters eat warm, fresh, live food, the scavenger often eats cold, dead food. While hunters like to eat when it’s safe so they can relax, scavengers eat “on the go.” These comparisons might make you wonder what kind of e. Are you a hunter/predator or a scavenger? Be honest with yourself. Which do you want to be?
With awareness, by choosing your own food you’re already working for it and making priorities. Once you reach the peak-by designing your meals, cooking your food, and understanding what tastes do for you-you are living like a hunter. You understand what you want, set your priorities, acquire your food and, as necessary, prepare it, all of which requires effort. You sit down for your meals and relax. Then when you eat you’re satisfied and you don’t need to eat more. People who shop in health food stores, even if they don’t understand exactly what they’re doing, are already a big step ahead because they at least have awareness and are making priorities and choices. The scavenger, by contrast, is like an idiot. An idiot is someone who doesn’t think about what he’s doing. A scavenger will pick up any food, not knowing its nutritional value or where it or care if it’s fresh, and eat it-just for the sake of eating.
You can mimic your Hunter Instinct by refusing to buy meat filled with hormones or other drugs, or fed rendered feed. Instead, seek out and buy organic meat that comes from animals that were treated in a humane way, fed freely on grass and grain, and were not injected with estrogen, growth hormones, or antibiotics. It might be more expensive, ur body will be healthier and your life more expansive. Don’t ever think otherwise.