But I am puzzled with the reputation that Jesus had among people around him during his time as depicted in the Gospel.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ (Luke 7:33-34 NIV)
Here it seems that Jesus is being compared to John the Baptist by the people of his time in that John were mindful on his diet, he ate no carbo and drank no wine while Jesus on the other hand ate and drank wine pretty much excessively, in the level of being a glutton and drunkard.
I am shocked, even if it was a hyperbolical words it reflect the “eating and drinking” habit of Jesus in contrast to John the Baptist as seen by the people during his ministry. While John the Baptist was depicted as a more mindful and modest man, in contrast, Jesus was seen somewhat party goer and social drinker.
I find it hard to believe this really the course of lifestyle Jesus opted to take, because prophets of God must certainly practised moderation or even abstinent lifestyle as their primary goal was spiritual not material.
God in the Qur’an also stresses the importance of refraining from eating food excessively:
وَڪُلُواْ وَٱشۡرَبُواْ وَلَا تُسۡرِفُوٓاْۚ
Eat and drink, but not to excess