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Penélope Cruz 'breaks no-carb rule for bread'

Penélope Cruz has a “really healthy attitude”, according to a source.

The Vanilla Sky actress showed off her toned size eight figure during a trip to the beach in Australia with husband Javier Bardem recently. But despite her healthy lifestyle and fabulous figure, the 40-year-old does apparently have her vices.

“She tries to follow a low-carb diet but always goes for the bread and olive oil if she’s eating out,” a source told British magazine Closer. “Penélope has a really healthy attitude. She works out four times a week but still allows herself to enjoy her food.”

During their trip to Byron Bay, the couple looked as loved up as ever, locking lips in the sea. The actors married in July 2010 and together they have two children, son Leonardo, four, and 21-month-old daughter Luna. The family are Down Under while Javier films the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie and Penélope is reportedly enjoying a variety of cuisines.

“In Australia she’s been eating a lot of Lebanese food and adores Mediterranean-style meals,” the insider added.

The couple are notoriously private and shun showbiz parties as much as they can. And this too seems to be a factor in helping Penélope look in amazing shape despite giving birth twice.

“[They] are the most un-Hollywood couple imaginable – they go to the beach and to cafes and for quiet strolls together,” the source continued.

Penélope opened up last year about her views on health, with the brunette beauty explaining how, to her, it isn’t just about the aesthetic.

“I try to take care of my health more. I've always been very aware that ageing isn't just about the way you look, rather it's about what's happening inside," she told British magazine InStyle. "That's what I value the most, as I think good health and not having to worry about an illness is the biggest treasure we have. So I try to eat well, I don't smoke and I almost never drink. But one beer once in a while is still good for you!"

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