You lift big. You eat clean. But something doesn’t make sense when you step on the scale. You’ve gained weight, and you’re not trying to. What’s up with that?

Believe it or not, it could be the little things—like how fast you chew—that are hindering your weight loss efforts. These little things that you don’t pay attention to in the short term add up to piled on pounds in the long run.

Here are seven of the most likely reasons why you may be gaining unwanted weight.

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