Dreams of a being on a diet symbolize discipline, control, sacrifice and that you are becoming mindful about your consumption of energy, food, and entertainment. You are learning to say, “No” to that which is not healthy for you, so that you can say “Yes” to that which supports you.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To dream that you are on a diet suggests that you are punishing yourself, or feeling restrained from what you really want to do. Alternatively, this dream may reflect your self-control and willingness to give up the things that are unhealthy in your life.... My Dream Interpretation
The meaning here is as dreary as its practice; a dream concerning this exercise in restraint predicts upcoming financial reverses, unless you are actually in one, in which case you are probably just hungry.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
Searching for balance in eating habits; need for establishing balance in spiritual, emotional, physical, mental nurturing. Harsh or rigid diets reflect self-punishment. Moderation is the key.... The Dream Books Symbols
To diet is to limit the intake of food toward the end of maintaining some control over the shape of your body. This consciousness can run the gamut from healthy, balanced self-care to deeply destructive restriction combined with compulsivity. Your personal relationship to food must be factored into your interpretation of such a dream. Wherever you land, a diet is about restraint and control of something that is fundamentally about sustenance and nurturance. What are you denying yourself in order to get what you want? Is this a good idea? These are the questions to ask if dieting is featured in a dream.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A dream about dieting may be referring to some kind of restriction upon you in waking life. In your dream, you may be carefully measuring out food and drink portions, or longing for forbidden fruit. In waking life, have you been measuring out your time or restricting how much emotion you show? Are you holding back your feelings in some way? Similarly, if you overindulged or broke your diet in some way in your dream, are your emotions out of control? Vitamin pills and dietary supplements in your dream may be referring to your health. Does your health need a boost in some way? Are you lacking variety? If you can’t decide which vitamin pill to take in your dream, then perhaps this represents the variety of possible ways in which you can reinvent yourself in real life.
If you were exercising or lifting weights in a gym in your dream, this may be referring to your body image. How easy or difficult you found the exercise may be commenting on your psychological and physical ability to complete a project in waking life.... The Element Encyclopedia
A dream of abstinence from eating may suggest that you have been taking on too much in waking life.
If you dream of being on a diet, you may be telling yourself to limit your emotional involvement in someone or something.
If you suddenly ballooned to obesity in your dream or became waif-like and starving, such scenarios all point to poor body image.
If you aren’t preoccupied with your weight in waking life, such dreams may suggest a feeling of being dragged down by weighty problems that you long to shed. Or perhaps you are indulging yourself or getting obsessed with a hobby or a job and your waking life has become unhealthily unbalanced. On the other hand, if you are studying, you may feel as if you have taken in so much information that you are fit to burst.
If you are too thin in your dream, have you been starved of vital nourishment recently—intellectual, emotional, sexual or spiritual—in waking life? If someone is withholding food from you in the dream or preventing you from eating in some way, they may be the cause of emotional malnourishment or are perhaps trying to protect you from self-destructive habits.
If you suffer from food poisoning in your dream, is there anyone you know who might be trying to poison your mind by feeding it toxic thoughts? Or are you poisoning yourself with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, perhaps with little or no exercise and a high alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, salt, additive and saturated fat intake?... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of the zone diet signify your desire for optimum health, youthful vitality, your willingness to trim the fat out of your life by eliminating all that no longer serves you, while you amplify your passion and desire for living the life of your dreams. See Diet and Adkins Diet.... Strangest Dream Explanations