Gwyneth Paltrow: Bikini Bod At 42 Covers 'Women's Health' As She Shares Paleo-Style Detox Diet, Fitness, Beauty Tips

Joanne Eglash

Gwyneth Paltrow is proud to bare her bikini bod at age 42. The actress is also revealing all of her diet and fitness secrets for her sleek physique, reported Entertainment Tonight.

Taking over the cover of Women's Health, Paltrow is contradicting all those rumors that she's on an uber-strict diet regime, as well as denying that she deprives her children. Instead, Gwyneth says that she enjoys eating while relying on exercise to keep her in shape.

As for her children? Let them eat Oreos - or bright-red maraschino cherries, she joked.

"My food philosophy is: Nothing should be ruled out. I don't believe in saying, 'You're not allowed that.' If my kids want a Shirley Temple with the radioactive cherry in it, go for it, you know?"

"For lunch I usually have a big salad with grilled chicken, and then for dinner I'll have whatever I want," revealed Gwyneth.

As a result, she has no fears about showing that bikini bod, as she did below for the Ice Bucket challenge.

"Most nights I eat with the kids, like, a stir-fry of chicken and broccoli or pasta or roast chicken and potatoes."

As for her exercise and beauty regime? Paltrow contends that exercise is essential for that beautiful glow.

"I believe, as cheesy as it sounds, in exercise, laughing, having sex, being yourself," she said of her overall beauty tips.

And believing that holistic health is a key in looking great, Gwyneth also talked about her Goop website and company.

"I think Goop has become synonymous with detox because we're interested in ways to be healthy," explained Paltrow. "It's not hippie-ish. It's dealing with the reality that we live in a really toxic world."

"I probably eat this way two or three times a year for three weeks at a time. Past that, I'm not willing to make the sacrifice. Life is about balance."

"I try to create balance where there is imbalance in the body. The nature of my work for the last 20 years is to find out where you are uniquely weak and let me put it in proportion," explained Anderson.

And she focuses not on teaching her clients how to look like a different person, but how to balance their bodies.

"That is the shift that people need to talk about, not 'Oh, I want to look like Gisele' or 'I want to look like Halle Berry.' I think that's toxic," clarified Tracy.

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