We’ve mentioned a time or two that Nourishing Our Needs is based on a behavior change theory called the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) and the Stages of Change. But, we haven’t told you what that is and why we use it.. so here’s a crash course in behavior change theory. There are many behavior change theories to choose from and each have their own strengths and limitations. Theories help build the framework of strategies and interventions to effect behavior change. The TTM is one of the most widely used theories and is based on processes and principles of change across different theories of intervention—hence the Transtheoretical. This is one of my favorite theories to use as it also identifies activities that individuals use to help progress them through these stages. So, it helps health education professionals pinpoint techniques to move the public and individuals through to the termination phase ending in the new behavior! I’m trying to journal a little bit every morning. I’ve purchased the journal and will start on 7/1—so I am in the preparation phase! Share a behavior of yours and what stage you are in!