Dream of Being Fat – Meaning and Symbolism

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If you are not overweight, but you still have dreams about being or getting fat, it means that you are obsessed with your looks.

It is possible that you are afraid of looking unattractive, so your subconscious mind makes up these scenarios.

Another meaning could be that you feel pressured by this society because it sends a message that everyone should be skinny.

There is no real beauty standard and everyone is beautiful in their own way.

However, if you have a few pounds more in your real life, this dream can mean that you will get motivated to work on your body.

The most common dreams about being fat

Dreaming of getting fat

If you had a dream in which you saw yourself getting fatter, it means that you have a lot of problems and you worry too much.

Your subconscious mind is telling you that you are overstressed and that you should take it easy.

The meaning of this dream is that you are worried about what other people might think of you. Not only are you worried about your physical appearance, but also you are worried about if people like your personality.

That is why your biggest fear is coming true in your dream – getting fat. If you get fat, you think that people won’t like you as much as they did when you were skinnier, and that is a metaphor that explains your insecurities.

Getting fat in a dream is a symbol of insecurity, shame, uncertainty, and a lack of confidence. The reality doesn’t have to be like that – you can choose to love yourself the way you are or work on yourself to be better.

Dreaming of being fat

If you saw yourself as a fat person in a dream, it means that you might go through a tough period in the future.

There are some problems that may lead you to have an eating disorder and that might give you a few extra pounds.

This dream indicates that you will neglect your body and you will eat unhealthily. It is important to be aware of the possible consequences stress can have on your body so you can be more cautious.


If you are not fat in a real-life, this dream means that you are concerned about your physical appearance.

Maybe you think you will lose your beauty or you are afraid of getting old. That is a natural process and you shouldn’t occupy your mind with negative thoughts.

However, if you have extra pounds in your real life, this dream can be a secret motivation for you to change.

This dream is telling you that it’s time to take things into your hands and start controlling your life. Don’t let yourself get in a rut and start doing something useful for your body.

Dreaming of losing fat

Having a dream about losing fat is a symbol of overcoming problems, like taking the burden from your shoulders. If there is something bothering you, then this dream is a sign that hard times will become past soon. You might be too stressed and you don’t see a way out of the bad situations.

However, this dream indicates that you will have a chance to make a change and start living a better life. Your worries will be gone and you will be able to live stress-free.

Dreaming of rapidly losing fat

If you had a dream about losing a big amount of fat in a short time, it can be a sign of an illness. Maybe you don’t take care of your body, so you should start eating healthier and do workouts.

This dream is a symbol of stress, physical inactivity, and a rut. You need to get yourself in shape if you want to stay healthy.

Also, this dream can mean that you will get tired of the stress you are going through and you might become very weak. That is not good for your health so you should try to avoid stress as much as possible.

Dreaming of someone else being fat

If you saw someone you know in your dream, and they were fat, it means that the person in a dream is going to take something from you. Maybe you are giving too much to others and you don’t realize that there is nothing left for you.

You should be aware that not every person will give you the same amount of love as you give to them and you should stop humiliating yourself.

Another meaning of this dream can be that a person from a dream is stressed out and might need your help.

If you felt sorry for the person from the dream, then you should ask them out and try to talk to them, if you care enough. Maybe they are in a difficult situation and could use your help.

Dreaming of overeating

If you were eating too much in a dream and you realized that you are getting fatter, also in a dream, it means that you have no control over your life.

You are trying to hold everything together but somehow you are not succeeding. Maybe there are some aspects of your life that you can’t control and you are wasting too much energy and time on that.

It’s better to do things you know you can handle than waste your time on things that can’t be changed.

Also, overeating in a dream may indicate that you are filled with guilt.

Maybe you feel guilty for something you did and you want to punish yourself by taking too much food.

That is negative behavior and you should try to deal with that problem. Of course, it doesn’t mean that you are overeating in a real-life, but this dream shows that you have some problems that might get on the surface during your waking life, so be aware.

Dreaming of someone saying to you that you are fat

If somebody told you that you are fat in your dream, it means that you are worried about other people’s opinions about you.

Maybe you think that you are not attractive and that thought is haunting you.

The symbol of this dream is insecurity that comes from the need to be liked by others. You need to like yourself in order to have other people like you.

Another meaning of this dream is that someone hurt you really badly and now you are having a flashback. Try to deal with that and accept what happened. You will feel much better once you embrace yourself and stop taking other people’s opinions about you seriously.

Dreaming of a fat animal

If you saw a fat animal, it means that you will have a life rich with friends and family. Family and friends are very important to you.

A fat animal is a symbol of good food, plenty of money, and love. That is a great symbol and it indicates that you will lead a fulfilled life.

Dreaming of a fat man

If you saw a fat man in your dream, it means that you are lazy. There are many times when you don’t want to get out of bed so you just lay down and do nothing. Later, you regret that choice.

Being lazy is the most dangerous thing a human can do, so try to get out of that cycle and activate yourself.

Dreaming of a fat woman

A fat woman in a dream is a symbol that indicates someone gossiping about you. Maybe your neighbor is talking about you behind your back so be careful with who you share your secrets with.

Don’t trust everyone, especially not people who gossip about others in front of you. They are likely to gossip about you too.