An obese nurse who felt like a ‘hypocrite’ for dishing out health advice to patients has lost 50 kilos in an incredible body transformation.

Kira Morrison, from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, tipped the scales at 127kg at her heaviest during her life-long battle with obesity until she decided that enough was enough.

The 31-year-old mother said she spent her career helping people get healthy and saw a multitude of overweight patients and told them they needed to lose weight but always felt like a hypocrite because of being obese herself.

Former nurse Kira Morrison (pictured now) has shed 50kg after a life-long battle with obesity

Former nurse Kira Morrison (pictured now) has shed 50kg after a life-long battle with obesity

The mother tipped the scales at 127kg at her heaviest after living off large portions of food

The mother tipped the scales at 127kg at her heaviest after living off large portions of food

‘When I was a trauma nurse I was always telling people to lose weight which when you’re 127kg looks very hypocritical,’ she said.

‘I always hated the fact that I was a health professional that couldn’t look after myself in the same way I would advise people to at work.

‘Being overweight has always been a massive struggle for me, it started when I was a teenager and just got progressively worse every year.’ 

The former trauma nurse said the worst part about being overweight is ‘being the fat person in every group’.

‘It alienates you to feel like an outsider and always being judged as a binge eater,’ she said.

The 31-year-old said she spent her nursing career helping people get healthy and saw a multitude of overweight patients and told them they needed to lose weight but always felt like a hypocrite because of being obese herself (pictured after her amazing weight loss)

The 31-year-old said she spent her nursing career helping people get healthy and saw a multitude of overweight patients and told them they needed to lose weight but always felt like a hypocrite because of being obese herself (pictured after her amazing weight loss)

After deciding that she was sick of being overweight, she made the life-changing decision to have a gastric bypass which cost $12,000

After deciding that she was sick of being overweight, she made the life-changing decision to have a gastric bypass which cost $12,000

Ms Morrison struggled with her weight until she was 27. She was active and didn’t live off takeaway food but admits her portion sizes were too big.

‘I would have bigger portions than what I would call a “normal” size and that just became habitual,’ she said.

Besides struggling with her personal life, she felt her weight was detracting from her professional credibility as well.

‘Sometimes I would be sitting at work talking to someone who was overweight and telling them the risks of remaining the weight they are and I just knew they would be wondering why I don’t take my own advice,’ she said.

After deciding that she was sick of being overweight, she made the life-changing decision to have a gastric bypass which cost $12,000.

Ms Morrison struggled with her weight until she was 27. She was active and didn't live off takeaway food but admits her portion sizes were too big

Ms Morrison struggled with her weight until she was 27. She was active and didn’t live off takeaway food but admits her portion sizes were too big

She said the worst part about being overweight is 'being the fat person in every group'

She said the worst part about being overweight is ‘being the fat person in every group’

‘It was quite a scary thing to do because no matter how safe something is an operation is always a worry, but I knew I had to do it,’ she said.

Ms Morrison, who is now a cosmetic injector nurse, then spent 10 months at the gym and eating a low-carb diet which enabled her to lose 50kgs in less than a year.

With a new look has come a new career and a renewed vigour for life.

‘Since my weight loss I have changed not just my lifestyle and diet, but my career too, I used to be a nurse and now I work in beauty,’ she exclaimed.

‘If someone told me four years ago I would end up working in the beauty industry I would have laughed at them, but here I am, and it feels amazing.’

After turning her life around for good, she has been able to keep the weight off by controlling her eating, regularly exercising and even jokingly telling her husband he must be happy now that he has a ‘hot wife’.

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