The Paleo Diet Debate: Is Bacon Paleo?

The Paleo Diet Debate: Is Bacon Paleo?
During December 2019, I decided to join a few Paleo Diet Facebook groups to get some support in my new Paleo diet journey that I began at the beginning of January 2020. I wanted to try a new way of eating as I saw how it had benefited one of my friends who had been following the Paleo diet for about 12 years.

Is Bacon Paleo or Isn't It?

I noticed from the very first moment of joining these group how some of the meal posts and recommendations included bacon within these Paleo Facebook communities, but is Bacon Paleo or isn’t it?

I had already read a book by Loren Cordain, Ph.D, Founder of The Paleo Diet® Movement, that stated to avoid Bacon within the Paleo Diet as it was high in salt and fat. So why are so many within the Paleo Facebook communities eating bacon. It doesn’t make sense to me as bacon has never been a good option in any diet I have known.
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5 Ways How Exercise Can Improve Your Confidence

5 Ways How Exercise Can Improve Your Confidence
Have you ever avoided going out to socialize with people because you've lacked so much confidence in the way that you look and feel? I know I have. And it was only until I reached my ideal weight, after spending time exercising and eating healthily on a regular basis, that I began to realise that I could achieve so much more. It had completely changed my mindset!

I know deep down how hard it is to gain confidence, it does require a lot of stepping out of your comfort zone, which is what I've been doing over 3 years. So how do you get started? Starting to exercise can help boost our confidence greatly, so definitely start here! It all begins with a choice, self determination and maybe motivation from others!

You can do this! I believe in you!

I know deep down how hard it is to gain confidence, it does require a lot of stepping out of your comfort zone, which is what I've been doing over 3 years. So how do you get started? Starting to exercise can help boost our confidence greatly, so definitely start here! It all begins with a choice, self determination and maybe motivation from others!

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How The Habit Of Courage Can Increase Confidence

How The Habit Of Courage Can Increase Confidence

Have you ever come across a women who radiates confidence with the way she talks and walks? She stands tall, speaks boldly from her heart and is successful in so many areas of her life.

You wonder how she makes it look so easy while you struggle to even succeed in one area of your life, let alone many! Why doesn't confidence comes easy to you?! 

Confidence doesn't come naturally or easily to many of us, especially if we have had past failures or have been spoken discouraging words that has sucked all the confidence out of us. 

Practice and Courage

Thankfully, we can build our confidence up again through habit and our mindset which both require practice and courage.

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New Website! New Blog! - Rachel Maytum

New Website! New Blog! - Rachel Maytum
After sharing my new blog post, I wonder how I was  going to connect with those who have recently subscribed to my blog posts via my rachelmaytum.com website?!

I was moving in a new direction, transitioning my blog posts over to my new site:  


I then had a great idea, why not email them using the site that my new website is hosted by!
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Fit & Confident Over 40

Fit & Confident Over 40

Let me share a little bit about myself 

And find out why I'm on mission...

For many years, due to life failures, an operation that left scars on my stomach and gaining weight, I had lost all my confidence...

Life in my forties was not how I had imagined it to be!

Then one day I made a conscious decision to make some major changes. I began doing fitness programmes that included exercise routines and nutritional plans. I lost 2 1/2 stone in weight and felt much better in myself, physically and mentally, BUT I still felt I needed something to help me with my emotions, so that I could ultimately overcome my lack of confidence


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