Alan Flanagan, PhD
Alan Flanagan is currently a researcher at the University of Surrey, UK. His research is in the general field of chrononutrition, with a specific focus on how calorie distribution and timing may impact health & energy balance. Alan has a Masters in Nutritional Medicine and a PhD in nutrition from the University of Surrey.
In This Episode We Discuss
- Alan's current research study
- Chronotypes: genetic vs. trained
- How feeding can entrain circadian clocks
- Circadian alignment vs misalignment
- Light exposure, light history & inter-individual variation in response to light
- Current evidence linking nutrition & circadian biology
- Impacts of exercise/resistance training on impact of night time carbohydrates/calories
- How does TRF impact likely adherence?
- The benefits of "fasting physiology"
- Alan's "back-of-the-napkin" recommendations
Links & Resources
- Episode 255: Alan Flanagan – Public Health Nutrition & the Role of Epidemiology
- Instagram: @thenutritional_advocate
- Danny's "Circadian Eating" Lecture
- Phillips et al., 2019 - High sensitivity and interindividual variability in the response of the human circadian system to evening light
- Galindo Munoz et al., 2019 - Effect of a chronotype-adjusted diet on weight loss effectiveness: A randomized clinical trial
- Antoni et al., 2018 - A pilot feasibility study exploring the effects of a moderate time-restricted feeding intervention on energy intake, adiposity and metabolic physiology in free-living human subjects