Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth's secret to her killer bod? 'Laughter, exercise and sex'


Gwyneth Paltrow may have recently come under fire for her (sometimes a little bit wacky) ideas on health and wellbeing, but no-one can argue with her recent advice on how to look and feel great.

The actress and mother-of-two has revealed that she feels more confident in a bikini at 42 than she did twenty years ago, and that her body confidence isn't down to a complicated macrobiotic diet, but rather these three simple things: laughter, exercise, and sex.

Speaking to Women's Health, Gwyneth said: 'I believe in having sex and I feel way more comfortable in a bathing suit now than I did 20 years ago.'

'I believe, as cheesy as it sounds, in exercise, laughing, having sex, being yourself,' she added.

And as for diet, it seems that Gwynnie's far more laid-back about what she and her kids eat than we've maybe given her credit for.


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'For lunch I usually have a big salad with grilled chicken, and then for dinner I'll have whatever I want. Most nights I eat with the kids, like, a stir-fry of chicken and broccoli or pasta or roast chicken and potatoes,' she explained of the typical dinnertime round the Paltrow household, adding: 'My food philosophy is: Nothing should be ruled out.'

It's certainly a far more relaxed attitude to food than previous diets Gwynnie has been known to peddle, the likes of which prompted Professor Timothy Caulfield to pen a book calling her out on most of her past lifestyle and healthy eating advice.

'When it comes to health and wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow is wrong about almost everything', Caulfield told Marie Claire. 'I love the fact that she promotes real food and exercise, but even that sensible advice is projected through a fog of bunk

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But laughter, exercise and having sex? We can all get on board with that, surely. Espeically if it means we have the same attitude as Gwyneth does towards her body…