A woman who used to be so fat because she was a fast foot-addict, has succeeded in shedding off an inedible amount of weight.
Alysha when she was fat
A woman who once tipped the scales at more than 27 stone has managed to shed half her body weight in an incredible transformation.
Alysha NcNair, 21, piled on the pounds while splurging £50 a day on a fast food addiction – sometimes visiting up to five different takeaways for just one meal.
Alysha tipped the scales at 27 stone at her heaviest
Alysha, from, Canada, wore a size XXXXL as she consumed thousands of calories a day, sometimes double the recommended 2,000 amount in a single meal meal.
She was stuck in a vicious cycle after enduring years of bullying, which left her unwilling to leave the house.
Alysha said: "I'd been overweight since I was a young teenager and after being horrifically bullied for it, I knew it wasn't always easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
"I had even dropped out of school at 14 as I was bullied so bad that I no longer believed I was beautiful, and was never invited out to do things with kids my age.
"I weighed 379lbs [27st] at my heaviest and I felt so ashamed of myself that I barely went outdoors.
"I spent four hours putting make-up on to try and feel better about myself but nothing worked."
Alysha, 21, is now a gym bunny and encourages others to pursue their goals
Alysha confesses she “ate her emotions”, which caused her weight to balloon.
She said: “I was addicted to eating take away and often I would visit five different fast food restaurants just to complete just one meal.
"I was desperate to change as a teenager due to the horrific bullying but I couldn't stick to any diets.
"But after choking one day on a fizzy drink at 17-years-old and struggling to catch my breath, I realised it was die or change.
"I was eating my emotions but it wasn't until I realised my future was in the balance if I didn't change that I decided to actually do something about it.”
Realising she needed to change, Alysha joined a local gym, cut out fast food and began working out - and the pounds began to drop off.
She said: “I started walking more and began pre-planning my meals rather than relying on fast food for every meal.
"My mum was really worried that I'd die young due to my weight.
"I was over the moon when all my diet changes and exercise began to pay off.
"I've now lost 13 stone which is half of my body weight and I have never felt more amazing and I’m now a dress size 14.”
Documenting her incredible transformation online on her Instagram page, Alysha has managed to shed 13 stone – half her bodyweight.
She's now decided to become a personal trainer, and is a competitive bodybuilder, putting on 30lbs of muscle as she overhauled her physique.
Still determined to reach her goal of weighing less than 14st2lbs, she regularly posts throwback snaps and documents the excess skin she’s been left with as she continues her weight-loss journey.
Alysha said: “It was daunting to upload photos of myself with my stomach out but I felt it was necessary to see how far I'd come.
"I wanted other people who were the same size as me to realise that losing weight is always possible.
"I feel and look completed different now and have decided to become a personal trainer to help others.
"I never buy fast food anymore and feel like I'm competitive body building now."
Her Instagram page has more than 17k followers, and Alysha regularly shares motivational posts, acknowleding there have been “depressing times” along the way.
She told her followers: “I can’t believe how happy I am every single day, I worked hard for the life I had today.
“I stuck it out when I failed, I knew that if I just gave up I wouldn’t get there.
“I lost 185 pounds struggling the hard way, doing self development, working in every way to gain knowledge.
"There was depressing times and happy times.
“My goal is to help everyone live healthier, happier lifestyles!”