In recent years, breakfast has been implicated in weight control, cardio-metabolic risk factors, and cognitive performance. The International Breakfast Research Initiative (IBRI) involving national dietary survey data from Canada, Denmark, France, Spain, the UK and the USA, indicate the qualifying nutrients for breakfast are protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. So what if you are a breakfast skipper, or prefer to grab a coffee to go on your way to work? 🤍 Just as there are many dimensions to health, there are also many ways in which you can fulfill your mental, emotional, and physical needs. The unique arrange of ways in which you choose to fulfill yours is called “Bio-individuality”. And why is this so important? Because your choices have a root reason that is unique and important to who you are and who you are becoming. 👩🏼💼 Since I integrated Health Coaching into my Alternative System of Medicines practice, I have been noticing the power in honoring Bio-individuality: the more my clients remember how to listen to their bodies, the easier it is for them to organize their lifestyle around their needs —not their children’s, partner’s, siblings’ or friends’. ⭐️ This for them has been both liberating and empowering. 🤝🏻 From there, taking consistent action in alignment with their needs has become a journey to a healthier, happier life. I know choosing the “right thing” for breakfast can sometimes be overwhelming and confusing, as health information is widely available on the news, social media, internet search… and what your friend just told you counts too. This is why today, I want to remind you to listen to your body: instead of trying to figure out what is the “right thing to choose”, try listening to what your body needs, what is the “right thing for you”? ~ L, xx.