(Proverbs 10:3 KJV) The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Why do you eat? Is it from “hunger” (7456) or because of appetite? Those of us who struggle with our weight tend to eat for reasons other than hunger and keep eating when hunger is just a vague memory. Again we see how features of life that God has given as part of the pattern of life and which can be sources of joy and progress can be misused to our detriment. Protein is used to build our bodies. Carbohydrates are a source of energy. Fats carry vitamins and in the body have many different roles. In excess they can bring on the entire litany of illnesses that plague the Western world.
How do we keep from hunger? By numerous small meals. How do we keep from sin? By avoiding the excess that comes from the wrong focus and priorities. If we are in constant contact with the wisdom of God we will never experience that inner ache that says our soul it hungry.
So? Spiritual health and physical health follow similar patterns. Go too long without the right input and you can no longer give the right output.