Gwyneth Paltrow: Diet Secrets, Cabo Vacays, Cookbooks And Sex Bark

At 42-years-old, Gwyneth Paltrow is looking absolutely fab. Known for her slender physique and youthful, all natural complexion, she’s got women the world over wondering what in the world her secret is.

Well for one, the Mortdecai star has been recently following a strict diet that involves kicking alcohol, caffeine, added sugar, gluten and dairy to the curb in order to get her bikini body into tip-top shape. Paltrow has celebrated her hard-earned dietary achievements by heading for a relaxing holiday in Cabo, Mexico, as the Daily Mail relays.

“Gwyneth revealed her incredibly toned physique in a stylish black bikini as she took in the rays on vacation with her pals last week. As well as her strict January diet – that she revealed on her Goop website Gwyneth has also been working out with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, known for her grueling gym sessions.”

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her trim figure on vacation in Cabo with friends. Image via Mirror UK

The apparent purpose for the sand and sun retreat is to celebrate socialite Crystal Lourd’s 50th birthday, and there was no sign of Apple and Moses, Paltrow and ex-husband Chris Martin’s children. The actress was in need of a relaxing day in the sun before she is expected back to L.A. for more promotion of Mortdecai, in which she stars alongside Johnny Depp.

Paltrow hasn’t taken a break from pumping out the nutritious recipes as of late and quite obviously knows a thing or two about clean eating after releasing two bestselling cookbooks with one more set to be published that will focus on “clean comfort food,” as People notes, after the star chatted about her latest culinary effort on Rachel Ray’s show, Friday.

“I think I might do appetizers for a party section because that’s always a tough one. It’s like you’re having a party, and you don’t want to be in the kitchen. Make-ahead trays and stuff you can stick in the oven. I love easy party food and kid-family food, and that’s where I am right now.”

Whatever the direction of the upcoming book, it’s sure to include some delectable and health-conscious recipes like those from Gwyneth’s earlier releases, 2013’s, It’s All Good, and 2011’s, My Father’s Daughter with Mario Batali.

One thing is for sure, Paltrow is all for lovers giving her “sex bark” recipe a try on Valentine’s Day. Paltrow’s Goop website gives a tantalizing description of the divine chocolate recipe indicating that it is “quick and potent…[and] is perfect for a sweet bite after a romantic dinner.” As In Style indicates, the ingredients are those that can be found in many Goop recipes such as coconut oil, sex dust, ho shou and ghee. Various ingredients included are said to “enhance youthfulness, reproductive function and sex drive.”

Now that little recipe sounds like the makings of the perfect Valentine’s Day.

[Feature image via Playbuzz ]