The primary use for Anavar is cutting, meaning bodybuilders use var to help them lose weight quicker while also maintaining lean muscle mass. Now, it must be mentioned that one shouldn't run an Anavar cycle and expect it to provide dramatic results when they're 25% body fat and making donuts a staple of their diet. But if you're already in shape, eating clean and training hard, then you can expect some pretty impressive fat loss. Want evidence? A 2004 study revealed this drug can reduce total body fat even without exercise (1). However, don't expect var to have quite the fat-burning qualities of clenbuterol or ephedrine.