One should also submit oneself to what Jesus said – this is My Body, this is My Blood.
It was not until the Reformation that the subject was thrown into doubt as widely as it became.
In most of the sacrifices described in Leviticus, the sacrifices are eaten, either just by the priestly class (priests and their families), or more generally the sacrifices were the start of a meal. And, in places in Leviticus, you read that the sacrifice was not valid unless it was eaten.
This foreshadowing shows that Jesus the Victim and Sacrifice is consumed by the means that He established and commanded. Because the consecrated species still have the appearance of bread and wine misleads many, until we take to heart what Jesus said.
The whole issue was trumped up to challenge the teaching of the Catholic Church, which was Martin Luther’s obsession. He not only questioned that, but he questioned that there was a priesthood that could confect that sacred species.
I seem to notice that Protestants are loathe to believe in “doctrines of men”, so I can understand a skepticism about a seemingly man-made doctrine like transsubstantiation. OK, then what did Jesus say, in the first place? Believe that and believe the Church that has always maintained what Jesus said.