Norway union man’s dinner habits shocked doctors / News / The Foreigner

Norway union man’s dinner habits shocked doctors. Actors Monty Woolley and Sidney Poitier may both have gone to dinner on screen, but a Norwegian man has probably taken the biscuit in real life. Politician, union man, and fruit farmer Endre Gjerde dined at 260 Christmas dinners (‘julebord’) in a decade. The 68-year-old, who racked up a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 43 and weighed in at 135 kilos (about 21.25 stone (UK)/275.58 pounds (US)), recalls “I ate well at all of them.”

norwaychristmastraditions, christmasnorway



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

Norway union man’s dinner habits shocked doctors

Published on Monday, 3rd December, 2012 at 14:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Actors Monty Woolley and Sidney Poitier may both have gone to dinner on screen, but a Norwegian man has probably taken the biscuit in real life.

Apples in Hardanger (illus. ph.)
Apples in Hardanger (illus. ph.)
Photo: Pål Alvsaker/Flickr


Politician, union man, and fruit farmer Endre Gjerde dined at 260 Christmas dinners (‘julebord’) in a decade.

The 68-year-old, who racked up a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 43 and weighed in at 135 kilos (about 21.25 stone (UK)/275.58 pounds (US)), recalls “I ate well at all of them.”

“As a rule, it [the Christmas Dinner season] started at the end of October with a board meeting at Hardanger Saft (juice company)”, Mr Gjerde told NRK, “and went non-stop after that. I just ate and ate. I never got tired [of them] either.”

In what the broadcaster speculates might be a world record, the now slimmer agricultural consumer recounted he once went to three Christmas dinners in a row during one December day in the ‘80s, eating “equally well” at all of them.

Mr Gjerde’s gargantuan gourmet career had to cease in 1985, though, following a journey by ambulance to Lærdal hospital, Sogn og Fjordane County, after feeling unwell.

Diagnosed with diabetes and being considerably overweight meant he had to save his health.

“The chief physician was completely alarmed and gave me a dietary scheme I have more or less followed since. I consequently lost 40 kilos (roughly 6.3 stone (UK)/88.1 pounds (US)) just by eating differently,” concluded Mr Gjerde, though not promising to be abstemious this year.



Published on Monday, 3rd December, 2012 at 14:36 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwaychristmastraditions, christmasnorway.





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!