2 Eat the Swedish way to stay svelte
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.