How to detox on a budget

Hannah Ricci

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If your waistband felt a little tighter as you returned to work this week, you may be among the thousands of Brits vowing to undo festive excesses with a New Year detox or 'cleanse.'

Many of the fashionable detox kits on the market come with pills, powders and shakes that promise to shed pounds in a matter of weeks, yet the eye-watering price tags are enough to put even the most committed health nut off. So how can you fight festive excess on a budget?