Most pious brothers I've come across carry some extra KG's. How come? Is it true that once brothers become more religious and praticing they neglect excersizing and lock themselves up in their dorms trying to escape the fitnah of the outside world? Or is there some other reason? I am sure non-Muslims love their food just as much as we do. So an increase of passion for food wouldn't be a plausible hypothesis. What are you thoughts on this subject? BTW: FYI, I have gained a few kg's myself over the years which I desperately tried to loose last summer. I managed to go from 98 kg to 90. But after Ramadan I quickly saw an increase to 92 kg.