Eating Food in a dream shows how you are exploring the idea of fulfillment from a broader perspective. Fulfillment is being explored in what you are currently doing and how you might find greater nourishment from experience. An animal attempting to eat you shows your non-integrated feelings, emotions or anger that might better serve you if it were acknowledged and assimilated. The type of animal will offer more information about the side of you that is seeking integration. If it is a type of monster, the dream is focusing more on the Shadow and describes non-integrated power that is trying to find expression. Since eating leads to digestion, we can 'chew' on ideas or explore new ways of being through the symbolism of eating.