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Did You Dream About Being Fat? Here's What It Means

A image like being fat can be a complex one to understand. Because dreams are fragments of our subconscious minds, and they may include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single explanation can ever match everyone's dream.

Below are 3 contrasting interpretations of dreams about being fat, taken from three different viewpoints.

Which of these interpretations makes the most sense for your dream?

What does being fat mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about being fat often symbolizes feelings of inadequacy or self-esteem issues. The exact meaning of being fat vary quite a bit, however.

It may reflect your fear of judgment or rejection. On the other hand, dreaming about someone else being fat could indicate your concerns about their health or lifestyle.

Alternatively, it might symbolize abundance and prosperity, depending on cultural interpretations. Remember, dreams are subjective and their meanings can vary greatly depending on the dreamer's personal experiences and feelings.

Being fat can often be a deep and fascinating dream concept to really interpret with certainty. To really say for sure, I'd need to get more information about the dreamer's life and mindset.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of oneself as corpulent may indeed be a manifestation of one's own perceived inadequacies, a reflection of the ego's struggle with the superego's societal expectations.

Taking that analysis a bit deeper... It may also signify a subconscious desire for protection or insulation from external threats, a Freudian return to the womb, if you will. Conversely, dreaming of others in a state of obesity could be a projection of your own fears or insecurities. Alternatively, it could symbolize a latent envy or admiration for their perceived abundance or satisfaction. It's essential to remember that dreams are the royal road to the unconscious, a personal and subjective journey into one's own psyche.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of being overweight can be a spiritual signal of carrying excessive burdens or responsibilities, a manifestation of the weight of your worries. It may also symbolize a need for self-love and acceptance, urging you to embrace your true self. Dreaming of others being overweight, on the other hand, could reflect your empathetic nature, sensing their struggles or burdens. Alternatively, it may symbolize your perception of their abundance or prosperity, a spiritual reminder to appreciate the blessings in your own life. Remember, dreams are a spiritual journey, a divine dialogue between your conscious and unconscious self, reflecting your innermost thoughts, fears, and desires.

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Which analysis of the dream works the best for you?

Which interpretation of being fat fits with your dream vision?

Only you can say for certain. It's worth noting that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted place. Each and every concept from a dream can signify many different things — or result from multiple activities in our waking life.

Do you have a unique dream interpretation for a dream about being fat that you'd like to share? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own interpretation to the comments down below.

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