While weight loss has clear physical health benefits, like reduced risk of stroke and heart disease, losing weight has emotional benefits that you’ll want to think about as you begin your weight loss endeavor . All the negative feelings that you've carried with you because of your weight won't vanish instantly with a slimmer body, but as you diet and exercise, your attitude may improve significantly. Losing weight means not only losing pounds, but emotional baggage as well.
You can say goodbye to those negative feelings you have when you look in the mirror. You’ll no longer feel self-conscious in a group of people, or worried that you are the biggest person in the room. Losing weight  will give you the confidence to appreciate your body, stop putting yourself down and enjoy being social again.
Many people who are overweight shy away from personal relationships because they feel they don’t deserve love and attention. It's hard for anyone who is overweight to believe that someone would want to be with them. So, you have isolated yourself from people, and don't let them get to know anything beyond the superficial. Slimming down can be exactly what you need to put yourself out there and engage with people, especially those who might like to get to know you romantically.
Less Dependence on Food
Many people who are overweight have learned to deal with their problems by seeking comfort in food. Snacks become an indispensable crutch. Instead of assessing your feelings, you eat. You eat when you’re happy, depressed, or just plain bored. Eating has become your way of showing your feelings. As you lose the weight, you’ll let go of that emotional crutch and can learn how to express yourself in a healthier way.
A Balanced Life
When you're overweight, a lot of times you don’t have proper balance in your life. There's a good chance that you’re forgetting about your own needs. While you give yourself and your time to others, you forget that you are also worth your efforts. When you take time to focus on yourself and your happiness and inch closer to your goal weight, you can have a more balanced life where all aspects work well together to make your life full and happy.
Happiness Outside of Food
You’ve most likely been told that exercise releases endorphins in the brain, making you happy. As you slim down, you'll be hitting a gym, and discovering a new "high" that you probably used to get from eating. Working out can be a healthy mood elevator, taking the place of some antidepressant medications, and of course, food.