Originally Posted by Flame
Walaikum Salam sister,
The prophet s.a.w Inshallah said "your stomachs are the size of your fist and should be considered as three parts, one third for food, one third for water and the last third for air." (Quote not ad verbum)
In our day and age it is a lot simpler to understand the physiological limitations of our bodies and yet we ignore them.
I though do not wish to use science to prove a Hadith as I consider it wrong.
So common sense will tell us that over-eating cant be good as it over taxes the heart.
Again common sense would tell us that if extra food is needed to make us feel good something else must be lacking. How is it we survive Ramadhan ? Is that month not enough to teach us that hunger is mostly in our minds ?
Like the brother said try and lessen your intake and spread it over more hours and witness first hand the difference.
I personally have tried to eat nothing just drink water (minimum amounts) for a whole week after which I was Alhamdulillah cured of my over eating problem.
As for the hardening of the heart, that's more of the English translation, the idiom actually refers to uncaring and then uncaring to lax Iman. The spiritual heart always being the centre of Iman.
May Allah S.W.T protects us from our Nafs.