Financial adviser, 26, shares unedited snaps of his ‘man boobs’ and belly rolls on Instagram – and says men need body positive role models too
・Stevie Grice-Hart, from Southampton, Hampshire, shares ‘warts and all’ photos
・Blogger, 26, changed view of dieting when he stumbled upon plus-size model
・Now he shares snaps of his body to inspire men to embrace body positivity
・Stevie has helped men of all ages – from 11 year olds to grown men in their 60s
belly rolls (adjective)
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warts and all (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” everything about a person or situation, even the bad things “というふうに記載されていますね。
I love him, warts and all.
He tried to paint the president as he really was, warts and all.
She’s anxious to tell her story, warts and all.
stumble on/upon/across (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to find something, or to meet someone, by accident “というふうに記載されていますね。
We stumbled across him in the library.
A journalist finally stumbled on the truth.
A financial adviser who moonlights as a blogger shares candid photos of his fluctuating weight on Instagram in an effort to become a body positive role model for men.
Stevie Grice-Hart, 26, from Southampton, Hampshire, says he hopes that his ‘warts and all’ pictures of his ‘man boobs’ and belly rolls will help people realise it’s not just women who have body hang-ups.
The financial advisor, who yo-yos between a size medium and an XXL, initially turned to Instagram for fitness inspiration – but instead stumbled upon a female plus-size model who inspired him with her honest approach.
He decided that instead of dedicating himself to going to the gym and dieting that he should emulate her, documenting the reality of his weight ups and downs.
Stevie told how he saw nobody on TV that represented him – only ‘ripped’ men – and said he wants to reflect changing society.
‘We have plus size Barbie – now it’s time for a plus-size Ken,’ he said.
To moonlight (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to work at an extra job, especially without telling your main employer: “というふうに記載されていますね。
A qualified teacher, he moonlighted as a cabbie in the evenings to pay the rent.
In addition to her teaching job, she moonlights as a waitress on weekends.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” fluctuating prices, levels, or interest rates go up and down: “というふうに記載されていますね。
fluctuating prices/currencies/exchange rates
The price fluctuates between 50 pence and £1 per kilo.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” something that you are worried or embarrassed about, especially something that is not very important “というふうに記載されていますね。
She doesn’t have any hang-ups about her appearance.
He’s one of these men who went bald very young and has a terrible hang-up about it.
Everyone has their hang-up.
To yo-yo (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to move up and down quickly, or to change repeatedly between one level and another: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She said that her weight had yo-yoed over the years.
plus size (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a term used in the fashion industry to refer to models who are considerably bigger than the standard size for a model “というふうに記載されていますね。
She’s a plus-size model.
I used to be a straight size model myself, then my agent suggested I did plus-size modelling.
To emulate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to try to be like someone or something else, usually because you admire them “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
a legal system that has been emulated all over the world
They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.
He just wants to emulate his dad.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” having strong, well-developed muscles that can be seen through the skin: “というふうに記載されていますね。
For most guys in the gym, figuring out how to get ripped is a priority.
He is in the gym every day trying to get a ripped body.
To dedicate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to spend your time and effort doing something “というふうに記載されていますね。
Andy wants to dedicate more time to his hobbies.
This woman has dedicated her whole life to helping others.
He dedicated himself to academic work.
He has dedicated his life to scientific research.
He dedicated his life to helping the poor.
To reflect (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to show the existence or nature of something “というふうに記載されていますね。
Public anger is reflected in the latest opinion polls.
The statistics reflect a change in people’s spending habits.
With the support of his store manager husband, Sam, the 26-year-old is sharing his experiences and talking openly about his toxic relationship with food and body image online.
He said: ‘I’ve grown up always being a larger kid and feeling like no one else looked like me.
‘I looked for validation on TV and tried to find people who represented me, but there was no one, which made me feel even worse.
‘All I saw was ripped men and, after that, I spent the majority of my life dieting and exercising.
‘After years and years, I did lose a lot of weight between the ages of 22 and 24. I forced myself to go the gym every day – obsessed that if I didn’t, I’d become obese overnight.
‘I had three meal replacement shakes instead of actual meals, even ordering and gorging on weight loss tablets.
‘I thought by doing that, I’d be popular and successful, but neither of those things happened, I just went from 18-and-a-half stone to 10 stone and was left with excess skin and stretch marks.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” very bad, unpleasant or harmful “というふうに記載されていますね。
a toxic relationship
Cambrdige Dictionaryによると ” the feeling that other people approve of and accept you, or something that gives you this feeling: “というふうに記載されていますね。
As human beings we crave validation from the outside world.
The film could bring him the ultimate validation: an Oscar.
To gorge (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to eat or drink so much of something that you cannot eat or drink any more “というふうに記載されていますね。
We gorged ourselves on fresh sardines and salads.
If you gorge yourself on snacks like that, you won’t eat your dinner.
She sat in front of the television, gorging herself on chocolates.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” more than is usual or necessary “というふうに記載されていますね。
After stumbling upon the Instagram account of a plus-size model, the way he viewed himself changed altogether.
Stevie added: ‘By chance, I found a girl who was about a size 16. She was in a bikini and had belly rolls and a huge smile.
‘I realised I should be like her and start living my life. I decided to do the same and post a video of myself in my underwear, discussing men’s body image; although it was scary since it’s something that no-one really does. It was really liberating.‘
Since making his body positive films, Stevie has attracted plenty of attention from other Instagram users, who agree that men’s body dysmorphia – a mental health condition, where someone obsesses about flaws in their appearance – needs to be taken more seriously.
dysmorphia は、 異形症 です。
He has also been delighted by the variety of men he has inspired – ranging from gay males like himself to happily married hetrosexual fathers.
Stevie said: ‘I like to think that I’m helping to start something new for men and their body confidence. It’s usually hidden for us. I want to create a space for men to talk openly about it.
‘The most humbling thing from my page has been hearing young boys aged just 11 and grown men in their 60s say I helped them to improve their body confidence.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” making you feel that you have more freedom to do what you want “というふうに記載されていますね。
Taking all your clothes off can be a very liberating experience.
To obsess (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” If something or someone obsesses you, or if you obsess about something or someone, you think about it, him, or her all the time: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She used to obsess about her weight.
He was obsessed by a desire for revenge.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” very pleased: “というふうに記載されていますね。
a delighted audience
Pat was delighted with her new house.
I was delighted at/by your news.
‘Even super masculine, bearded, tattooed men who look like truck drivers thanked me for what I do!’
While he has received positive feedback for his bold posts, Stevie has also attracted vicious comments from people who disagree with his message.
He explained: ‘Some people say I should change the way I look and stop being lazy, but they are clearly so deep in diet culture that they think what they’re saying is right.
‘I did the same when I hated myself too – I would comment on how other people looked to make myself feel better, just to deflect the pain onto someone else.
‘I do remove the negative comments, but some stay with me, such as someone who said “if I had a body like that I’d kill myself”.’
Currently, in the process of adopting a child with Sam, Stevie has also vowed to make sure that their child – whatever gender – will not be worried about body image.
He said: ‘If we have a boy, I want him to see that men and being a man comes in all different forms.
‘I would give my child the freedom and space to be whoever they want and I’d like to hope that when I feel crap about my body, I don’t project that onto my son.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” having characteristics that are traditionally thought to be typical of or suitable for men: “というふうに記載されていますね。
a masculine voice
a masculine appearance/voice
It was a movie likely to appeal to a masculine audience.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” not frightened of danger: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She was a bold and fearless climber.
He is a qualified politician with bold ideas.
To deflect (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to (cause to) change direction, or to prevent something from being directed at you: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The ball deflected off my shoulder, straight into the goal.
The crowd cheered as the goalkeeper deflected the shot.
He deflected the ball away from the goal.
The prime minister deflected mounting criticism today by announcing tax cuts.
The company was criticized for trying to deflect the blame for the accident.
It was designed to deflect attention from domestic political problems.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” not skilled or not organized: “というふうに記載されていますね。
He‘s totally crap at football.
I meant to invite him, but I’ve been a bit crap about asking people.
To project (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to wrongly imagine that someone else is feeling a particular emotion or desire when in fact it is you who feels this way: “というふうに記載されていますね。
His mother had projected her anxieties onto him.
I suspect he‘s projecting his fears onto you.
‘No matter what gender we have, boy or girl or trans – whoever they identify as – I would embrace them for all that they are and let them do what they want within reason and safety.’
While Stevie believes social media has been a useful tool to promote the body positive message, he feels reality TV is woefully inadequate when it comes to showing diversity in body shape and size.
‘Reality TV is horrendous, everyone on it looks exactly the same and all it does is reinforce the idea that if you don’t have abs there is something “wrong” with your body,’ he said.
‘The problem with modern TV is that it doesn’t represent how people really look. Young boys are exposed to this even more than I was in the 90s – it’s worrying.
‘For the men who are struggling, I would recommend following people who actually look different – stay away from the Hollywood actors who have airbrushed and edited photos.
‘That’s why I don’t edit my photos – I don’t want to contribute to that side of social media.’
Stevie hopes that in the future men will find the support and visibility they deserve for their body issues in the same way women do.
He added: ‘As a society, things are changing. We have plus size Barbie – now it’s time for a plus size Ken!’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used for emphasizing that something is very bad or does not happen enough “というふうに記載されていますね。
Medical supplies are woefully inadequate.
The school’s textbooks are woefully out of date.
Medical resources were woefully inadequate during the emergency.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” not enough, or not good enough for a particular purpose “というふうに記載されていますね。
This work is woefully (= extremely) inadequate – you’ll have to do it again.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” extremely bad or shocking “というふうに記載されていますね。
a horrendous mistake
a horrendous accident/tragedy/crime
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” muscles in the abdomen “というふうに記載されていますね。腹筋のことです。
To recommend (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to advise someone that they should do something “というふうに記載されていますね。
We recommend booking early, as this is a popular event.
Students are recommended to read the following books.
I recommend writing your feelings down on paper.
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