2 Eat the Swedish way to stay svelte

Woman & Home - - Influential Women -

On a ba­sic level, lagom is the op­po­site of ex­cess, so you won’t catch a swede gulp­ing down a litre tub of ice cream in one sit­ting. “swedes are great lovers of food,” says lola a åk­er­ström, author of lagom. “but not in a sense of in­dulging ev­ery­thing that crosses their plates, in­stead they eat well in a con­scious way that ad­e­quately nour­ishes body and soul.” lagom cook­ing is all about keep­ing it sim­ple and sea­sonal – such as bak­ing ap­ple bread with car­damom when lo­cal apples are plen­ti­ful. At lagom’s core lies the ideals of fair­ness, equal­ity and invit­ing con­tent­ment into our lives. The con­cept is thought to orig­i­nate from the vik­ings when com­mu­nal horns were filled with mead and passed around the fire, with every­one drink­ing just enough, so that the whole vil­lage could take a glug.

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