Eating Dream Meanings
If you had a dream in which you were eating this suggests that you may feel hungry. In essence, the dream was satisfying an urge for food.
If we go back to basics, hunger is a drive to satisfy our needs. To dream of eating may suggest that we are lacking in nutrition in waking life. This dream is common if you are on a diet. The way that you are eating should be taken into account. It is important to think about the food and if this is just eating a meal or if it is a feast. This is quite an interesting dream as "eating" is all about nutrition. It's keeping yourself emotionally and also spiritually healthy. If you eat something that tasted "off" or bad in a dream then this can suggest that there is a chance which has been missed.
What is the spiritual meaning of dreaming of eating?
Eating in a dream calls upon your own inner strength for guidance, protection, encouragement and above all healing. The details of the dream are equally interesting and we need to use this alongside what problems we are encountering in reality. I'm Flo, and our dreams of eating can fascinate us. Sometimes they can even be somewhat terrifying! I've been researching dreams for over 20 years and I hope to give you a thorough meaning of what eating means in your dream - so just scroll down the page in order to find the dream connected to your specific requirements.
Many people spiritually dream of food for many different reasons. Here I’m going to explore the link between spiritual associations and also our relationship with food and how this affects our dream state. Food in real life is the path to attaining not only nourishment but also achieving optimum health. Some of you have contacted me about this dream and I will say this, your dream of food may have taken a negative context but generally is connected to how you look after yourself. Sometimes, eating can result in a nightmare too! Perhaps for example you were poisoned, or the food did not taste very nice or you could see gluttony. In waking life, food is represented in many different ways. Eating is something that we do on a day-to-day basis, we eat breakfast, lunch and also dinner. And, nine times out of ten we don’t even realize how much or how little we eat.
What does eating in dreams mean?
There are a variety of foods that could be featured in your dream and for each food there is generally a specific meanings. A restaurant or a café featured in your dream indicates that you may be emotionally trying to search for something, such as a relationship or closeness with somebody. If you actually feel the taste, sensation and texture of the food in the dream then this can indicate that you are being driven by ambitions to succeed. An appetite after all in dreams is connected to our sex drive. In order to understand the dream further, I’ve spent a long time researching the different types of foods and the way we are feeling about eating in the dream state.
Food featured in a dream can take on many different forms. A dream whereby we are hungry can simply project our own physical state, from the symbolic viewpoint this could be the fact that we may be on a diet we have an eating much previous day. Additionally, if we dream of being thirsty it can often be due to the fact that you are actually thirsty in the dream state. Alternatively, it could be that you need to be kinder to yourself. Eating in a dream after all is connected to satisfy that hunger. In dreams, our subconscious mind works in many different ways and even though you think you need food it could be something else such as emotional or sexual tension. The way you are feeling about the food is also important. When you are interpreting your dream of eating try to consider whether it was a positive experience. Was the food itself pleasure pleasant, did you eat some food that made you poorly? And who did you see in your dream eating the food? So, that is a general overview lets for now focus on specific dream meanings.
Is the dream of eating good or bad?
I do feel this is a positive dream, but by looking at the symbolism behind it, we can gain some general insights. To start off, dreaming of food in any form typically indicates nourishment and sustenance – both physical and emotional. It may be that you are feeling neglected or malnourished in some way, either physically or mentally. It may also represent abundance and prosperity - a desire for more joy and fulfillment than you currently feel in your waking life.
You might also consider if there is an element that you need to accept or reject within yourself before continuing on with your life journey - dreams tend to reflect our subconscious thoughts and feelings back upon us as a reflection so that we can recognize what needs our attention most. Ultimately, these kinds of dreams will help you grow into who you really want to be.
I also feel that sometimes dreaming about eating can mean something entirely different- anxiety! The act of filling ourselves up with food could suggest fear surrounding how you will sustain yourself either financially, emotionally etcetera over time if given enough resources for success. If this is true for you then take some time to ask yourself “Am I scared? What am I lacking here?” Do not ignore signs from your subconscious mind because they often hold great value in understanding where we stand today as well as lead us forward towards future goals & ambitions with positive energy-filled steps!
I'm sure you can relate when it comes to dreams around eating being linked with hunger pangs – into our lives – so I encourage everyone reading my more detailed interpretations below.
In your dream you may have
- To not eat in your dream = this can suggest that you may face a problem and more inclined to fight for what you believe.
- To be starving hungry = I will interpret this dream as a signal that you want to get to the bottom of an issue. Not eating in your dream indicates you are trying to harm yourself in some way this could suggest an external situation that may cause you problems going forward.
- Eating cakes = I have dreamt of eating cake many times and this dream reflects your excitement in your life and the entertainment and events are important to go forward.
- Eating chocolate = chocolate is important in dreams can suggest that no matter what happens positive forces will come your way.
- Eating a dinner = Eating a dinner in a dream represents that it is important for you to be wholesome. It can indicate that you're looking for something good in life.
- Refuse food in your dream = refusing food in a dream reflects your own concerns about your own health. It can also represent the need for preservation.
- Avoidance of food = Avoiding food in a dream can indicate your desire to ward off something this could be a possible illness or difficult person in life.
- Being eaten yourself = Eating yourself can be a rather traumatic dream. If you are eating yourself or others in a dream it raises questions where you need to think about how you can help people that you shouldn't self-destruct it can often indicate a fragile mental state.
- Being eaten by a wild animal = to be eaten by a wild animal is associated with the fact you need to spice up your life. The animal represents our inner guidance.
What is the detailed dream interpretation of eating in dreams?
To refuse food in the dream means that you are trying to remove yourself from a difficult situation. To dream of eating chocolate means that there is a great deal of potential in your life. A dream of eating too much food can show a lack of security in your life and to eat too much all at once may mean that you are trying to take on more than one task at a time. Eating fast food can mean that it is time to stop stressing in your life and that things are going to move forward in life. To not eat in your dream means that things are going to be difficult. Spiritu guides may also be urging you in regard to a waking problem in the light of your health. A dream of being starving may suggest that a part of your life needs your focus, as well as practical attention. A dream featuring eating a dinner or main meal is surprisingly positive. It indicates that in the future you will gain everything you wish.
To be eaten by someone is a negative omen and suggests that others are trying to control you. If you are starving hungry this dream indicates that you need to work towards goals in waking life. As I have said before, when you dream that you are eating, it could imply that you are in fact very hungry and yearning for food in your sleep. It is not uncommon for our subconscious trying to communicate something important to us in our dreams. This dream will largely depend on what you are eating, where the “eating” is taking place and “how” you are eating. Make sure you think about your dream, especially the dream analysis. All the little details you can about the dream will help with the interpretation - in order to bring out the real meaning of your dream. Sometimes we dream of food when we are encountering many different obstacles in life. If we think of the term " you have got too much on your plate" then this could be applied to your dream of eating. If you are sharing food with other people, perhaps you even dream of Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving this can suggest that needs to be more openness in your life in order to become aware and conscious of the people.
If you are sharing food out or you are rationed (like in war) then this can indicate that you are preparing yourself to relax and enjoy yourself more. In the research, I’ve conducted in writing this article, sharing your food as a positive omen and is associated with symbolizing a desire for change in life. If somebody that you know offers you food in a dream and you subsequently eat whatever they are giving you - can suggest that you’re going to be given a gift in life. This gift will make you stronger, especially your subconscious mind. It really indicates that you are going to be fed information that will make your content. Dreaming of eating food can be connected to how we are healing ourselves. To be harmed by food in a dream, such as someone poisoning you is an indication that you are feeling blocked or stigmatized in your efforts in life. Perhaps you are finding something difficult or there are relationships where you are finding comments or criticisms hard to take. As I have mentioned at the start of this article it is not uncommon to dream of food when we are actually undertaking a diet. I know myself, and the various diets that I’ve been on I’ve dreamt of eating chocolate and basically fattening foods when I am trying to restrict myself. Spiritually I wouldn’t give any meaning to these types of dream and can just be an indication that you’re spending too much time waking life thinking about your nutrition. Right, I will now detail some common "eating" dreams.
What does it mean to eat something strange in a dream?
Many users email me about what it means to dream of eating objects, I’ve had people contact me about eating clocks, robots, metal and even babies. It is something unusual this can suggest that you go through a period of transition and is a sign that you really need to be warmer and more comforting around others. Any type of takeaway’s, fast food or convenience goods can suggest that need to be more cautious in a situation order to see the opportunities ahead of you. As there is little value in fast food, especially from a nutritional perspective it indicates that we need to think about what’s making us feel sluggish and lethargic in waking life. Could it be that your diet is not to scratch?
What does it mean to eat in general in the dream?
Generally, when you dream of eating it is an indication that you have a hunger for something materialistic. You could be in need of a good job, or love. When you eat a pile of food in your dream, it is an expression that you need something or “want” to have something in waking life. What is it that you are eating in the dream? I would urge you to review your moods; if the eating makes you excited, it is a sign that you are excited about achieving something in your waking life. The style or place where eating takes place in your dream helps us with a deeper interpretation.
What does it mean to dream about eating with others?
A dream where you are eating with others denotes that, you are having a happy and fulfilling life. You are not stressed right now – which is an excellent sign. Think about what might stand in your way – what is stopping you from leading an exciting life. If you are essentially “eating” in the company of people – who you are not comfortable with, then the dream could mean that you are having some problems with people in your real life. The relationship you have with such people may not be fulfilling and you will need to work on moving forward in waking life.
What does it mean to dream of not eating enough?
When you dream that you are not eating enough, then it denotes that you are deprived of something in waking life. You have a feeling that you are entitled to something but it is not being given or availed to you. If you are employed, you might have worked hard to get a promotion yet your boss is holding back from giving this to you. Such a dream could also suggest a lack of progress in a relationship you desire. Have you been feeling “blocks” lately? Often when we dream of starvation it indicates that you may harbor the feeling that things or events are not going as you have planned. Yet you are working hard towards success.
What does it mean to dream of being picky while eating?
A dream where you see yourself being picky while eating is a sign that, there are obstacles in your life which are preventing you from progressing in life. Seeing plates of food if you dream can suggest that you can identify your goals. To dream that your child is being picky or won't eat certain foods illustrate that there is an existence of reluctance to move forward in life. The good news is that you are aware of how you come across, including the obstacles in life. I believe that being “picky” with strange food, such as a massive fish that is raw, or trying to eat metal or something strange can indicate that you will achieve your full potential in life. I will say that you may find problems frustrating because you don’t have a solution to these problems in life. My advice, get the solution in place because without a solution you cannot move on.
What does it mean to dream about eating snow?
A dream about eating snow sounds ummm…kiddish but the good news is that it carries with it a positive omen. You are going to enjoy new opportunities and ideas in the next few days after having such a dream. The snow represents obviously the cold but is also connected to our own guardian spirit. People will come due to your magnetic, outgoing nature. Often to dream of eating snow indicates that you are approaching people about ideas and being rather “open” it is great that you are inquiring about matters. You have a good “listening” nature and whatever people tell you try it to focus on the goodness in life. So what about dreaming of eating black snow? The answer is that very soon there is a possibility that people will be discussing a project with you. To your amazement, it may work out well in life. Continue nurturing this attribute of yours as it is going to bring great success to your life.
What does it mean to dream about eating fruit?
A dream where you are eating fruit is a sign that, you are going to enjoy pleasurable moments in the near future. After such a dream, you will need to sit back and relax, because, there are good things in store for you which you are going to enjoy and make your life pleasurable. Everything will fall into place and you will have a good time with family and friends.
What does it mean to dream about eating tasteless food?
A dream where you see yourself in your dream eating food which is tasteless is symbolic of illness and is a warning that it is time you took your health seriously. If you are currently having health problems, you may want a quick checkup! After having such a dream it is just trying to tell you: be more conscious about your health and In case you know of a friend or a family member who has been encountering health issues, this dream is not uncommon.
What does it mean to eat alone in a dream?
We sometimes see in movies the star waiting at a table in restaurants, waiting for that love or crush - that just does not turn up. What happens if you see this in your dream? Dreaming that you are eating alone can be a reflection that you are feeling depressed and lonely. Food is best enjoyed when eaten in a group or at least with someone else, in fact we “bond” when we eat together. A dream of eating alone is an expression of your subconscious or your desire to socialize with other people and that you enjoy their company. It could be that you are too busy with life issues or your job to the extent that you don’t get enough time to socialize and it results in you feeling somewhat “sad.” What is the answer of such a dream. Try to make time for having fun again with others.
What does it mean to dream about overeating?
If you dream that you are eating too much or you are overeating it can mean that there is something in your waking life which is overwhelming you. You may need to reevaluate your life and have a break from whatever it is that is overwhelming you. After experiencing such a dream, you may need a holiday to break away from the monopoly of life and just meditate upon how far you have come as a person in life. Alternatively, the dream could mean your current feelings towards your career or job. It might be a great time to explore a new job instead of feeling “blocked” in a boring career.
What does it mean to dream about refusing to eat?
A dream where you refuse to eat and starve yourself - while others are eating could imply that you need to be more independent and self-reliant and try to focus on moving on in your life. At the moment you tend to depend much on others and after such a dream, you will become independent. You have just come to the realization that, you need to work hard in order to achieve in life.
What does it mean to dream about someone interrupting you while eating?
Dreaming that you are eating and then someone interrupts you could denote that you are having issues with your colleagues at work. Eating is all about being nourished – do you have peace of mind? Are you encountering problematic colleagues? If so, this could be the reason for such a dream. Be careful about how you handle the situation because a wrong move can put your job at risk. Problems are most likely due to your hard work and trying to move forward in life. My advice after such a dream, remain secretive - keep most information to yourself and do not allow anything to be used against you.
What does it mean to dream about eating animal meat?
The meaning about eating animal meat will be pegged on the type of animal you are eating its meat. But on a general note, eating animal meat denotes that, you have accumulated resources and energy which will come in handy for your future projects and investments. It shows you are a person who is always thinking about new ways to better your life. On the other side, this dream could mean that you are about to face tough times in your life and that is the more reason you should preserve your energy to be used then.
What does it mean to dream about eating fish?
You are likely to receive great news from someone after having this dream, in ancient dream books eating fish is connected to represent our own inner emotions. This can appear as positive news about a job or other personal relationships and in ancient 1930s dream books eating fish will “bring good tidings into your life.” You could find progression in finances from investments. So what I am saying is be prepared to enjoy life because it is not common and you have to enjoy every moment of it.
What does it mean to dream of eating food outside?
When you dream that you are eating food the garden – like a barbeque this implies that your life is unstable or you feel some sense of insecurity. There is a chance that you are encountering some self-esteem issues which can only be sorted out by looking inside yourself. Alternatively, the dream can be a sign that you are feeling insecure about the outcome of something that is currently happening in your life. If you are studying or thinking of embarking on education indicates that you will find out your are “good” at studying.
Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of eating:
Anxiety. Health. Wellness. Freedom. Timidity. Transformed. Pressured. Stable.
By Flo Saul
Jun 14, 2012