How sufficient to a well-mannered man is a very little, And he does not breathe hard upon his bed.
Healthy sleep comes of moderate eating; He rises early, and his wits are with him: The pain of wakefulness, and colic, And griping, are with an insatiable man.
In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:
and behold, joy and gladness, killing cattle and killing sheep, eating flesh and drinking wine: "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we will die."
Yahweh of Armies revealed himself in my ears, "Surely this iniquity will not be forgiven you until you die," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
Be not insatiable in any luxury, And be not greedy on the things that you eatest.
For in multitude of meats there shall be disease, And surfeiting shall come near to colic.
Because of surfeiting have many perished; But he that takes heed shall prolong his life.
but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, and she had been a widow for about eighty-four years), who didn't depart from the temple, worshipping with fastings and petitions night and day.
The Good News According to Luke 2:36-37
Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat: for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Fasting is grim, is not yet in his field: but the start - and you'll see that it is the light after a night of freedom after the bonds, the privilege after a painful life...
Theophan the Recluse