#296: Alan Flanagan – Circadian Entrainment, Chronotypes & Chrononutrition

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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

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