Some people live to eat while others eat to live. Whichever one we are, we all need food to survive so it isn’t surprising that we might dream of food every so often.
What Does it Mean to Dream About Food?
Food is a symbol of prosperity, pleasure, and abundance. In a dream, it can be translated literally. Perhaps you just love food or maybe you haven’t got enough of it. You could be on a diet and are thinking about food all the time. However, dreaming about food can also relate to a desire for energy or knowledge.
Food dreams can symbolize your lifestyle and your relationship with different types of food. If you are from a foreign country, you might dream of the food from that country because you miss it.
The type of food you dream about could have some significance for you. Perhaps you dream about the food you ate on your first date with your husband. If your relationship is a little difficult this dream could remind you of happier times and encourage you to make the effort to solve your problems.
If you dream of eating quickly, it could mean that you need some attention, but nobody is willing to give you what you deserve. If you share food with other people, it could indicate that you have the knowledge to share with others.
Common Food Dream Meanings
To dream you are eating a healthy meal; If you dream of eating or preparing a healthy meal, it can mean that you want to live a healthier lifestyle. It could also be telling you that you need to change your diet as you have been eating too much junk food.
The dream can also be symbolic. Maybe you want to nourish your brain and gain more knowledge. Perhaps you want to increase your energy. Healthy food can help you do this.
If you are preparing a meal: If you are preparing a meal for other people, there could be a couple of interpretations. As a symbol, it could mean that you want to share knowledge with your friends and family. It can also mean that you are taking care of others, perhaps to the detriment of your own needs.
If your cooking isn’t good, then you could be worried that your nurturing skills aren’t appreciated and perhaps it’s time to concentrate on yourself. You could feel that you are being ignored by the people you love, but you may not know if it’s because they think you’re not paying them enough attention or because you’re not that important to them.
If you don’t finish cooking the meal, it can indicate that there is something that is missing from your life, or it could be someone. Perhaps a loved one has died.
If you see yourself as a chef in a restaurant, perhaps you want to help others. You feel that all you have done has been for yourself and it is time that you helped people less fortunate than yourself. Perhaps you should volunteer at a soup kitchen for the needy.
If you dream that you are preparing an intimate dinner for two, maybe you want romance in your life. Perhaps you want to reignite your relationship or alternatively find a romantic partner.
If someone is helping you to prepare the meal, this person is a loyal friend and will always be there to help and support you.
To dream that you are eating junk food: A dream of eating junk food could mean a variety of things. It could be literal and mean that you love eating junk food. If you see yourself expanding in the dream, perhaps it is time to stop eating rubbish and concentrate more on healthy food. It could also reinforce your guilt at eating such food. If you are on a diet you could dream of junk food because you are missing eating what you want.
Maybe the dream is symbolic and represents forces in your life that are unhealthy. Perhaps someone you know is trying to make you do something that you feel is wrong. Maybe you have got in with the wrong crowd.
Not All Dreams are Symbolic
Not all your dreams are symbolic. Sometimes they have a literal meaning. If you dream of food, you could simply be hungry. If you neglect your physical needs, your dreams will try to wake you up to the problem. You need a dream diary to write down what you dream and then examine the dream to see if it is literal or a symbol for something else.