Wait, what? another weight loss calculator! “I laughed as I was writing the formula for the free New Leaf Body Shaper app because accuracy was the key objective,” said KP New Leaf’s Marketing Director. “I could already hear the sceptics in my head, and I can’t do much about them, but for me as a programmer, getting the formula right was paramount.”
New Leaf Wellness Resort has been operating since 2006. First as New Leaf Detox Resort Samui, and in 2020, it changed its name to New Leaf Wellness Resort. “Honestly, we did this because Google hates the word ‘detox’. Plus, it means different things in different parts of the world,” says KP.
Air Page. New Leaf’s owner has been collecting guest data since 2006. However, since 2012 the data has included additional information like medication and location. What types of medication a guest arrives with and where they live. “The guest from Iceland has a different lifestyle than the guest from the Gold Coast of Australia. So location does matter as far as activity, diet and how climate affects metabolism, digestion, water intake and other factors,” said KP.
“One guest with the issues can sit by the pool for 28 days, and another can do all the activities. The result always equals the effort given. These two guests won’t get the same result,” said KP
“A twenty-one (21) year old woman and thirty-nine (39) year old women arriving from the same environment with the same lifestyles and issues will naturally get different results.”
“We don’t keep guest records by name. We have their sex, age, arrival weight, medical condition or any mobility restrictions. We also collect the guests’ departure weight and location.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The formula considered that the average person arrived at detox with more than twenty-five (25) percentage of body mass index (BMI). The high end of healthy and average“. said KP
The free New Leaf Wellness Body Shaper app breaks down each category by sex, four age groups and nine main questions.
“We took the top nine most relevant issues affecting weight loss outcomes to formulate the main questions. There are four age groups; 21-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 50+. There could have been more age groups tightening up the results. These may come in future updates.
When I looked at the age groups, we didn’t get many guests under thirty (30), so the first age group formula is based on 30-39, but I didn’t want to exclude anyone younger as we get guests occasionally in their twenties.” KP said.
“A twenty-one (21) year old woman and thirty-nine (39) year old women arriving from the same environment with the same lifestyles and issues will naturally get different results.“
- Are you recovering from an illness?
- Are you on any medications?
- Do you have any mobility issues?
- Do you have any colon/ bowel problems?
- Have you had your gallbladder removed?
- Do you exercise more than 5 hours a week?
- Have you been overweight for more than two (2) years
- Do you sleep more than six (6) hours a night?
- Do you drink more than 2 litres / 67 ounces of water per day?
The Body Shaper could be a highly complex app if the age groups were more defined. “For sure,” said KP. “Don’t rule out updates as we have the data, and we’ve now started separating medications. Some meds slow weight loss more than others.”
“We are anticipating adding more questions related to vaccines and post-Covid illness,”
There are thousands of different issues that can affect weight loss and wellness. Every person will get different results. Not only that, the same person can come two years in a row, do the same programme and get better results on the second visit.
The weight loss results will be different once your body starts processing food more efficiently with a faster metabolism. The Body Shaper app’s formula is on ‘first visit’ data.
These top nine issues will directly affect weight loss outcomes in every demographic at New Leaf Wellness Resort in Thailand on the weight-loss wellness program.
“We are anticipating adding more questions related to vaccines and post-Covid illness,” said KP. “I have seen first hand damage to the adrenal gland and lungs caused by both the vaccine and the virus. Fatigue and autoimmune issues will be the next ‘wave’ of issues we will see in the resort”, said KP.
Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback on the app or formula.