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Sneaky Ways You're Gaining Weight and Don't Know It, Say Experts

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Keenan Mayo of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 13: If you've ever gained weight unexpectedly, you know how easy it is to cast blame on that double-cheeseburger you availed yourself of the night before you stepped on the scale. But the truth is, weight gain—like weight loss—occurs over time. "It's usually 'small behaviors plus time,' rather than the big ones, that lead to weight gain," Jonathan Ross, the American Council on Exercise's senior adviser on personal training, explained to Men's Journal. "We might think about knocking out a half of a pizza one night out, but the bigger issue might be the soda we have in the afternoons as a pick-me-up. It's a small, single choice, but if it's repeated frequently enough, it can cause a big impact."Believe it or not, some of those bad decisions are so small you don't even know you're making them—from eating one of the world's healthiest foods simply too much to putting the wrong thing in your cup of Joe every morning. For a look at some of the smallest and sneakiest little decisions you're unwittingly making that may be packing on a few extra pounds, read on, because we've compiled them right here. And if you're looking to lose that extra weight, don't miss these 10 Easiest Weight-Loss Tricks That Actually Work.

Sneaky Ways You're Gaining Weight and Don't Know It, Say Experts

If you've ever gained weight unexpectedly, you know how easy it is to cast blame on that double-cheeseburger you availed yourself of the night before you stepped on the scale. But the truth is, weight gain—like weight loss—occurs over time. "It's usually 'small behaviors plus time,' rather than the big ones, that lead to weight gain," Jonathan Ross, the American Council on Exercise's senior adviser on personal training, explained to Men's Journal. "We might think about knocking out a half of a pizza one night out, but the bigger issue might be the soda we have in the afternoons as a pick-me-up. It's a small, single choice, but if it's repeated frequently enough, it can cause a big impact."

Believe it or not, some of those bad decisions are so small you don't even know you're making them—from eating one of the world's healthiest foods simply too much to putting the wrong thing in your cup of Joe every morning. For a look at some of the smallest and sneakiest little decisions you're unwittingly making that may be packing on a few extra pounds, read on, because we've compiled them right here. And if you're looking to lose that extra weight, don't miss these 10 Easiest Weight-Loss Tricks That Actually Work.

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