@sjdm-7770 Great to hear that you are going well in your course. I sure will be praying for you and your church conference and this time of hosting meals.
Sometimes we have to eat when not hungry but this does not have to be gluttony, just good Christian fellowship. And we always “work it off” by simply waiting until hungry to eat next time.
For myself when I have a special event coming up it may not be always possible to wait for hunger pangs before eating. But we do not have to worry about this as God gives us opportunities to balance out those moments by delaying our next meal - our hunger pangs come later for the next meal.
At some other times I have planned ahead a bit by eating less at the previous meal and perhaps experiencing hunger pangs and suffering in Christ for a bit longer before the big event. I then enjoy the special meal later on by serving others in fellowship and love, and eating till one is fully satisfied.
And still at other times if I am not hungry I can choose to eat sparingly or just having a drink, not calling any attention to my eating habits, joining in with the rest of the gathering and simply letting the restraint of the cross dictate how one eats.
There is freedom in this way of eating and special events can be managed as we look up and see our Jesus loving us through His finished work on the cross. Hope this helps!