What is it like to eat “dream food” in a lucid dream? What does dream food taste like? Does it taste better or worse? Would it alleviate any cravings you have for certain foods like chocolate or candy?
Here’s a really over-the-top question: Could you go on a dream diet to eat foods you shouldn’t eat in waking life?!
I’ve always been curious about this aspect of the dream world but so far have yet to indulge in any dream cake, though it’s not through lack of trying… I just never think of it when the time comes. Usually I’m too busy trying to fly in a lucid dream or I’m just stuck struggling to remain lucid enough to keep the dream going.
As a vegan, the concept of dream food brings up a strange possibility – that of eating non-vegan foods. (By the way, by vegan I mean a plant-based diet with no animal meats or animal products. See Why Vegan for more information.)
I wonder… what would some dream shrimp taste like? Or some dream milk?
My guess is my mind wouldn’t be able to conjure up the non-vegan foods that I’ve not eaten for so long and have little to no memory of.
However, the foods that I normally eat – I think the dream world would have no problem creating them for me to indulge in.
Steve Pavlina, a fellow vegan and lucid dream enthusiast, has written a funny post about eating dream donuts (vegan ones, no less) and how they were actually better tasting than real donuts.
“This dream donut was actually a little better than its real world counterpart. First, the apple filling tasted very fresh and was still moist — in real life it’s usually more dried out. The donut part tasted normal, but the apple filling flavor was better than in real life (like it was made from the best organic apples you can get). I was able to eat the donut twice as fast as normal because it didn’t require much chewing — it felt solid in my mouth at first, but it only took a little chewing before it was ready to swallow. The texture was normal, but it dissolved almost like cotton candy after about 2 seconds of chewing. And best of all, the sugary glazed coating on the donut didn’t melt on my fingers and become sticky, and none of the glaze cracked off and fell on the floor.
Overall the experience was a lot like eating a real donut — only better. The nice thing about dream food is that you can eat as much as you want and not get full or gain weight.”
I searched DreamViews on the subject and smiled as I read about people eating dream burgers and dream cheescake. They claim it actually ended their cravings for these foods in waking life, much like having lucid sex to fulfill that need without doing it “for real.”
If anyone ever invents a lucid dreaming pill, you can be sure some clever entreprenuer will market it as the ultimate diet pill, finally putting truth to the claim that here’s a diet where you actually can eat as much as you want and you will never gain any weight!
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