Sverre (91) Has Never Had Dinner

Sverre has never had dinner

A slice of home baked bread with strawberries is one of Sverre’s favorites. (Photo: Jan Åge Fiskum/ Trønder-Avisa)

Sverre Oldervik from Leksvik in Nord-Trøndelag has never had dinner. Despite his age and a diet that gets most dietitians to react, he has not yet had any problems with his annual medical examinations.

There is not any kind of fanaticism behind Oldervik’s particular diet.

– I do not like neither the taste nor the smell of dinner. I get nauseous, says Sverre to local newspaper Trønder-Avisa.

Not even as a child, he ate dinner and as the middle of seven siblings, no one made a big deal out of it. His mom used to bake delicious bread, which was good enough for Sverre.

He does not eat meat or fish. Nor potatoes, vegetables or fruit. Only exception is fresh strawberries, which he use either on top of the bread or as dessert.

When he is invited to social gatherings, he has a few tricks up his sleeve.

– I always bring a few slices of bread in my pocket. Sometimes, the host makes me porridge, they know I like it, he says.

He claims to have one simple maxim when it comes to food.

– I eat everything that is tasty.

For Sverre, that involves cakes, pastry, desserts, chocolate, soft drinks and other sweets.

He bakes the bread himself, and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren often stop by for a slice. Atop the bread, he has Norwegian brown cheese, syrup, gomme, prim or Hapå. I addition, he eats a lot of porridge.

Through a long career, he has worked as an ambulance driver, taxi driver, on a passenger boat, driven a crane and in a garage.


Text modified by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews

Categories: Quirky, Sports & Health

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