Kenneson, I don't for a moment believe that Jesus engaged in such a practice regardless of what the partially informed bible writer asserts.
For instance, I could write, "And when Jesus was alone, leaving his apostles behind, he arranged with an adolescent named Levi, who hung around the scenes of the apostle's camp when Jesus was present, to bring him food every third day he spent on the mountain. Levi was to leave the food in a stone container that Jesus showed him, bringing the food with the help of a donkey that Jesus had acquired in town. After the forty days of prayer, Jesus came down the mountain and, meeting young Levi, released him from his responsibilities in connection with bringing him food, and also giving young Levi the donkey in payment for the discharge of his responsibilities."
And I challenge you or anyone else to prove that something very like this didn't happen. Or to tell me where Jesus was for 18 mysterious years. Or to explain a lot of other things that the apostles wrote.
THINK. These men didn't understand Jesus when he was standing before them face to face. How much less did they understand when, in their dotage years later, they wrote what they remembered of his life.
Come on. Forty days without food? That is abuse of the body in which I don't believe Jesus would have engaged.