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Hiring a trainer helped Yolanda Santiago of Oakland lose nine pounds. Left, personal trainer Jon Marciani at Volt Fitness in Glen Rock. (Photo by Amy Newman)
Posted: Monday October 22, 2012, 10:32 AM
By SACHI FUJIMORI of The Record

In an age when dramatic weight loss has become prime-time entertainment on reality TV shows such as "The Biggest Loser," many of us have become complacent about the small amount of weight we could stand to lose.

Those looking to lose weight can become frustrated by the fact that everything they read – about consuming the proper amount of calories and burning off the rest through exercise – makes shedding pounds seem simple. That weight-loss equation, however, ignores how small decisions we make throughout the day can lead us to quick fixes that rarely, if ever, result in long-term success.

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