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Modafinil for weight loss: Why it’s important and how Modafinil can help you stay fit

Today I’d like to touch upon one of the lesser known uses of Modafinil. Now more than ever is more important to stay in shape and avoid being overweight. 

As you may or may not know, people who are overweight are at increased risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19 should they get infected.

Not only that, but exercising has become a necessity. Staying indoors for extended periods of time means that you’re basically grounded in one place. Staying still for long hours is very unhealthy.

Modafinil is by far the most popular smart drug in use today. It has helped professionals and entrepreneurs improve their focus, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques. Moreover, it has also helped many college students cultivate their knowledge and get ahead in their classes so that they will have increased chances of enjoying a prosperous future.

Weight loss is one of the “side effects”, if you will, of consuming Modafinil. But the question is, does it really work when it comes to losing weight? And if it does, how exactly? 

Well, we’ve done our best to cover as much as we can about Modafinil (or Armodafinil, as you please) and weight loss. So, without any further ado, let us get right into it…

Why and How Do We Become Fat?

Before we get into the science and logic behind weight loss and Modafinil, let us understand how we gain/lose weight. Well, it is not something too complicated for an ordinary person to understand. There is a simple formula for it.

Total Calories Consumed – Total Calories Burned

= Increase or Decrease In Weight

Keeping this formula in mind, let us now consider a simple example. For instance, you consume 1000 calories in a day and burn 700. The remaining 300 calories would be in excess in your body.

How Does Modafinil Help?

So, first things first, Modafinil is not some sort of a magic fat-burning pill that will lose all your fat in an instant. However, it can help you lose weight at a faster pace and without additional effort. To be honest, that is a good enough thing on its own, but it goes further than that. It will help you boost motivation and allow lifestyle modifications. Above all, it will also help you stick to your diet! Hence, you won’t feel those never-ending cravings for more food, and you would be able to follow your strict dieting plan to lose your weight. 

People all over the world use Modafinil, starting from former US presidents Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (rumored), to entrepreneurs, professionals and students looking to enhance their cognition. While the original brands of Modafinil and Armodafinil (Provigil and Nuvigil) are only available via prescription, the equally strong generics ModalertModvigilVilafinilWaklert and Artvigil are readily available to purchase online.

Modafinil Helps Suppress Appetite

One of the most common side effects of Modafinil is that it suppresses your appetite. This is due to the stimulating effects on your nervous system. The Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) is what gives a human the “fight or flight” response. When it is triggered by Modafinil, it slows down all the other organs that are not vital for getting you out of danger, which includes your digestive system.

So, keeping this in mind, your cravings for food disappear, and you aren’t slowed down by the process of digestion. Also, clear-headedness can also help you make better decisions.

Modafinil Helps Increase Metabolism

Metabolism represents the “flow of energy” in the body. It’s the process in which energy obtained from food is stored and used. A hormone, known as insulin, extracts sugar from the blood to the cells. Once it enters the cell, that sugar is broken down to provide energy. If that energy is stored in abundance, it turns into fat.

Modafinil, on the other hand, helps boost metabolism in a human body so that it balances the interaction between different chemicals to produce as much energy as possible and to gain minimum additional weight. Thus, you would be losing weight, in addition to preventing the body from storing any extra fat.

Modafinil Helps Boost Motivation

One of the most vital things when it comes to losing weight is to have as much motivation as possible. Modafinil helps you increase your motivation so you can complete whichever task you have planned, such as exercising and dieting in this case. 

If you have lower levels of dopamine in your body, it is highly likely that you would not be as motivated as a person with higher levels of dopamine. That’s how brain chemistry works. For instance, people who have ADHD have lower levels of dopamine in their brains, which makes it difficult for them to complete tasks.

Modafinil will increase dopamine levels and help you feel much more motivated to achieve your weight loss goals. Additionally, it will also help you improve your focus and concentration. Thus, your workout sessions would be better and more productive than ever!

What Is The Right Way To Use Modafinil?

Keep in mind that workout and diet play the most critical roles in losing weight. As much as you’d like it, simply using Modafinil without putting in the effort just won’t do the trick.. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind when consuming Modafinil to help you lose weight:

Set A Goal

Prepare a goal that you want to achieve after a certain period of time, preferably after a month. Make that goal realistic with adequate amounts of Modafinil throughout the month. Follow your diet plans, as well as your workout plans. 

Understand The Energy Requirements

You need a lot of energy to work out. The only way to gain energy is by consuming enough calories. So, make sure that you understand how much energy you require to function throughout the day. Consume those calories, and make sure you burn a lot of it as well. The worst thing you can do is lose weight the wrong way.

Plan Your Meals

Next, you need to plan your meals according to your health and workout plans. Meals are essential when it comes to losing weight. You need to have a perfectly balanced diet to have the best possible results in minimal time. Your goal must be to eat the least amount of calories without harming your health. The easiest way to do so is by eating smaller portions of food. You can also get a dieting plan from a nutritionist. Also, there are several apps available online that you can use to your advantage.

Make It All A Routine

Lastly, make sure to never give up! Follow all your diet and workout plans and be mindful about how often you use Modafinil to see results as soon as possible. Remember that hard work and discipline always pay off.


In a nutshell, Modafinil or Armodafinil might not be the nootropics that will burn down fat while you lie on the couch all day eating hotdogs and hamburgers. Nevertheless, it surely does help you lose weight with much more dedication and motivation while making it easier to not eat at the same time!

Thank you for reading till the end… 

Stay healthy. Stay safe.

Yours truly,

Dr. Mo’


Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight; Date: December 13, 2016; Source: University of Warwick

Modafinil-associated weight loss in a clozapine-treated schizoaffective disorder patient; Date: April-June, 2005; Source: Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program, Freedom Trail Clinic