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Michelle Alencar

Michelle Alencar, PhD, is an associate professor in kinesiology and also serves as co-founder and Chief Science Officer for inHealth Lifestyle Therapeutics, Inc. She is a certified clinical nutritionist, certified lifestyle therapeutics health coach, exercise physiologist and strength & conditioning specialist with a passion for mobile health and virtual lifestyle coaching. She has several research publications in the areas of health, mobile health, telemedicine and body composition.

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Nutrient Timing Nonsense

July 16, 2021

Whether your clients are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, chances are they have asked you about  meal frequency and nutrient timing, which are common terms used to talk about dietary eating patterns. Is there a “right” way to eat or a right time to eat?

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Nibbling, Fasting and Feasting: Myths About Meal Timing and Frequency

September 11, 2019

Which is better: eating five or more small meals or fasting for 16 hours a day? There are a lot of opinions about the optimal timing of meals. Whether your clients are trying to lose weight or gain muscle, chances are they have heard of meal frequency and meal timing, which are common terms used interchangeably to talk about dietary eating patterns. However, all the talk has created a mythology around the “right” way to eat. It’s time to separate myth from reality by looking beyond opinions and focusing on the science.

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