Eat Better – Appendix, Why did you fall off the wagon?

Falling off the wagon

“If there is one thing in life that is certain, it’s that you will relapse and fall off the wagon.”

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Many people think “falling off the wagon” and falling into old habits are a spur of the moment thing. But in fact, they are usually the final link in a chain of behaviours going back in time.

Next time you “fall off the wagon” and find you have fallen into an old habit, use the following document to try to identify the previous links in the behaviour chain. See if you can identify common patterns/features. This will give you a better understanding of why you fell into an old habit.

With this understanding, you are more likely able to disrupt this chain before the final, “old habit” link is reached.


Use the following template, take your time, think carefully and complete these questions each time you find yourself “falling off the wagon”.

You can either: