I get those too. A while ago, I had a dream that someone asked me if I wanted to finish up their soup. I did, and afterwards I realized it was chicken noodle soup. Then I went to the bathroom and threw up.
I used to have dreams of eating meat and I've got to say they were great. I tend to know that I'm dreaming so a part of me thinks "f**k it, lets enjoy it". One of the most freeing thing about dreams is there is no consequence to your actions whereas everything we do in the waking world is filled with horrific consequences.
i had one where i was eating nonvegan chocolate cake. i woke up and thought it was real and almost cried until i realized that i was wearing my retainers and couldn't possibly have eaten cake. haha. scary stuff though, seriously.
I think that this is likely quite common. I think that anything that preoccupies a lot of our waking thoughts, especially if it is something that requires effort in thought, it pops up in the form of nightmares about doing it wrong, or inconsistently. When things are so important. I still get nightmares about bartending, and the bar being too busy too handle, or having f'd everything up, and it has been almost a year since I've been working at all.
Not that veg*nism is exactly the same as bartending, but you know what I mean.
I stopped having "meatmares" about a year ago. I don't know if this counts, but I went vegan a few days ago and I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed that a friend of mine went into business making chocolate bars, but he printed a nasty word on the wrapper for some reason. (It's what I call the "f-word", the one that's used against homosexuals). I was shocked and didn't know how to tell him I wouldn't buy his chocolate bars because I didn't want to see that word, even in jest. Then (in the dream), I realized they were milk chocolate, so I couldn't buy them anyway. It was a big relief.
Anyway, when my friend stopped smoking, he had "smokemares" just like my meatmares. And when a friend of mine stopped running marathons due to time pressures, she had dreams where she was racing again. So I'd say it's just normal subconscious stuff.
I havent had any vegan nightmares about food, but last week I had a dream that some mother was buying her son a fox fur scarf (strange, yes I know) and (still in the dream) I started crying in front of them. Which is strange because in real life I don't give much of a reaction to people wearing fur except for maybe a dirty look. Anyways, veg*an nightmares seem pretty normal.
I just had one the other night. I had vegan pancakes that day, and then that night dreamt I had pancakes with milk & eggs along with bacon and sausage. It woke me up, it was so upsetting! I used to have similar dreams when I quit smoking. They suck.
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