Why We Dream About Weight
Dreaming about your weight is a very common symbol that often leaves the dreamer confused the next morning. Though our dreams might be hinting at something we might unconscous or self conscious about in our waking lives.
Did you know according to WHO that more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older are overweight. In this group approximately 650 million adults are considered obese.
In a 2016 study, 40% of people aged 18 years and over (39% of men and 40% of women) were overweight. Overall, about 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) were considered obese in 2016. It makes you wonder why weight gain dreams are becoming more common than we think.
Dreams have a tendency to send us unusual messages coded in some sort of metaphoric labyrinth in order for you to figure out. So do “fat dreams” have anything to do with the dangers of gaining weight, or is this something that contains a deeper meaning? 8 dream symbols you should never ignore!
Fat Dream Meaning
Lets get the first question out of the way. Are you overweight and does it bother you? Sometimes dreams can be direct to the point it attacks your insecurities. This might be a sign you need to jump back on that treadmill to lose a couple of pounds.
Though this might not be the case with everybody, in fact many people who are not necessary over weight dream of gaining an exuberant amount of access pounds.
Dreams of gaining weight isn’t necessary a positive omen as being “fat” tends to have a stigma behind it. Now if your dream is speaking to you in a metaphoric manner it might have nothing to do with weight but rather taking on, absorbing, or internally consuming something that is not good for you.
What exactly could this be? The location and people around you in your dream are hints that might direct your attention to relationships, work environments or unconscious feelings about digesting more than what you are capable of handling.
Obese Dream Meaning
It is not uncommon to dream of someone else being fat. Could this unknown person be a projection of your own “shadow” – unconscious behaviors and urges you are unaware of.
Furthermore if you had a dream you where skinny can suggest one of two things. If you are overweight it might be a wishful desire, or a need to remove internal negative energy, harmful attachments, and things that slow you down in life.
Dreaming of a weight scale can be metaphorically decoded by the number that appeared. That specific number you saw on the scale is symbolic to you and the emotions expressed. Did you feel happy or upset? Could it suggests that you need to judge yourself, a need for self examination.
Dangers Of Weight Gain
How weight really appears in our dreams is more subtle then you think. Lets say for example if weight gain was bad for your heart it might also point at past relationships that are causing blockages from repressed pain.
- high blood pressure.
- heart disease and strokes.
- feeling ugly
- fatty liver disease.
- kidney disease.