Fasting does not begin with doing without food. It is only a part of the process.
Real fasting begins with the soul longing for God.
Psalms 63:1, 2, 6; 42:1.
Isaiah 26:9; 41:17, 18.
When one’s heart keeps panting after God, it gets to a point when He loses his taste for food and water.
Isaiah 41:17, 18.
The stronger the soul’s longing, the more one loses taste for food.
Many who easily become hungry for food during fasting are really not hungry for God.
Jesus wasn’t hungry for food until His hunger for God was satisfied.
Luke 4:2, 1.
Hunger of the soul subdues and overrides the hunger of the flesh.