At 3500 calories to a pound of fat, an individual workout is going to make an imperceiptable difference to your weigh in. The main contribution of working out is that it contributes to calorie burn over the long term. In fact, given the tendency for muscles to retain water for a few hours after a workout, it may actually increase your very short term weight. Focus on establishing a HABIT of regular exercise instead.
If you want to reduce your weight in the very short term, focus on eliminating sodium the day before a weigh-in. Sodium (salt) causes the body to retain water, and is probably the biggest short term controllable factor in your overall weight. Of course, while cutting sodium is definitely good for blood pressure and heart health, it is irrelevant to body fat.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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