Alan Flanagan, PhD (c)
Alan Flanagan is currently a PhD 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, also from the University of Surrey. Alan is also a qualified lawyer, practising in Dublin, Ireland before embarking on his PhD.
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
- Get Podcast Transcripts
- 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
Fan of the Podcast?
If you regularly enjoy listening to Sigma Nutrition Radio, I’d love if you could take a moment to consider showing your support.
First, if you could leave a review on iTunes that would help the show a lot and I get to read every single one of them!
Then if you’d like to take your support even further, then you can officially support the podcast on Patreon. You can pledge $1 per episode, and cancel at any time. All the money goes into providing transcripts of all the podcasts and supporting materials.
Thank you for considering!