About Pay Now Live Later | About Me
Pay Now Live later is an inversion of Live Now, Pay Later, a saying generally understood to refer to a lifestyle in which immediate gratification is sought without concern for the later consequences.
Keith Richards at about 60
Art Devany at 70The name of the blog is a statement of a philosophy - that it is worth paying now (having a healthy lifestyle) for the sake of living later. There are two subtly different meanings to live later (both intended) - by deferring gratification you may well live for longer, but equally you may also be able to live (in the sense of enjoy life) later on, when you are older.
On Pay Now Live Later I discuss issues around nutrition, the food industry and medicine. On it's sister blog, Train Now Live Later I discuss training and fitness, the natural allies of nutrition in the pursuit of living later.
On these blogs I write about what I believe is the most effective way to pay now - by living our lives more like our ancestors did. Palaeolithic, Primal, Hunter Gatherer - all names given to the lifestyle I follow and discuss here.
A brief history of my own journey:
- I was introduced to the concept by Natural Messiah about 18 months ago.
- He told me to read this seminal essay by Art Devany.
- I then read some work by Loren Cordain, interviewed here.
- I read Mike and Mary Eades' ProteinPower Life Plan.
- I spent time on Mark Sisson's blog, reading about the Primal Blueprint.
- More recently, I have produced some of my own material, such as the Nutshell videos.
About Me | About Pay Now Live LaterFor the story behind the pictures, see this post on Life Spotlight...
...and for a more probing interview, read this interview on Primal Chat.
Comentary on my body fluctuating composition:November 08
2-Week Mini-Graph of Yo-Yo Weight
Live graph of my body composition
Posts about my health:My Yellow Skin Mystery
My Wheat Experiment
My Wheat Experiment Blood Test Update
Doctors and their Good Intentions: the Blood Test Fiasco Continues
[Blood Test Update in Post on Weight Loss]
My Vitamin D Defficiency
How I Got My Vitamin D into the Sweet Spot
Knee Surgery Part 1
Knee Surgery Part 2: Drugs, Muscle Wastage & Crutch Workout Videos
Posts about my holidays & trips:The Great Cake Porn Tour (2008 Trip to America)
The Great Buffet Abuse Tour (2010 Trip to America)
Primal in the Pyrenees (Part 1)
Mountain Runs and Lake Swims in the English Lakes
Hunter Gatherer in Goat Herding Shame (Primal in the Pyrenees Part 2)
Entering the Arena of the Unwell (13-Day Binge on Asia Business Trip)
Two Weeks of Primal Workouts and Meals
First blog post - why I obsess over health: Roll the Dice
Contact me at: paynowlivelater at gmail dot com