LA Weight Loss - Luna/Pria/substitution Bars/Drinks

05-16-2007, 10:28 AM
Are there any flavors of the Luna or Pria bars that aren't similar to the LL ? I'm going to buy some today and want to make sure I don't buy something I shouldn't have.

I don't have a box of LL anymore so I don't have the nutritional info. to compare.
Does someone have the #'s & %'s of the LL & drinks (like slimfast)that they could share with me?
**I know the different flavors vary a little - but that's okay.

Thanks a ton !

05-16-2007, 10:36 AM
LA Lite Chocolate Caramel Bars
180 calories
Fat - 4g
Sodium 150 mg
Cholesterol 5 mg
Carbs 30 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 8 g

Vanilla LA Slim Down
Calories 250
Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 380 mg
Potassium 760 mg
Carbs 34 g
Fiber - less than 1g
Sugars 32g
Protein 20g

Personally, my favorite bar is the Kashi Go Lean (the flat bar); I find them at Walmart. They have peanut chocolate and caramet crunch....yummy.

05-16-2007, 11:58 AM
I use the LA Lites but every once in a while I buy a Luna for variety. I like the Chocolate Peppermint Stick the best. The S'mores is pretty good, too.

05-16-2007, 12:28 PM
I like the Luna, Nutz Over Chocolate...mmmmmmm

Mama Nicole
05-16-2007, 03:58 PM
Ok, so I can't do bars........but my sis was here last week, and she does bars, and she bought a pecan something or another Luna bar........and I had to have a taste of it, as I am a pecan was like a little taste of heaven. I think it is new, and if you like pecans, I highly recommend it. I SOOO wish I could do bars...........

05-16-2007, 04:03 PM
They have one thats something like CHocolate Pecan Pie Nicole, and yum! Sorry you cant eat them :-(

Mama Nicole
05-16-2007, 04:11 PM
Yes, that is was delish!!!

05-16-2007, 04:28 PM
Hey Nicole - I know you don't is that why "you don't do bars...........??" lol

Mama Nicole
05-16-2007, 04:47 PM

05-16-2007, 06:52 PM
So is it a bad thing if the substitue bar has way more protein, but less calories, sugar and sodium? My mom found some that have like 15g of protein.. but are lower in everything else than the Lites are. Any thoughts?

05-16-2007, 07:07 PM
I would think the extra protein and less sugar would be a good thing. Aren't we told the reason we eat the lites is because they have soy protein vs. other bars?

05-17-2007, 09:56 AM
As I drove to work this morning I got to thinking... When you stall on weight loss they tell you to "shake things up" - don't eat the same things day in & out and don't do the same exercise as well.

Well, how does it work with Lites or any bars then? Since we're supposed to have 2 every day. Why can we eat these every single day - but not supposed to eat other things every day???

Mama Nicole
05-17-2007, 01:56 PM
so they can make money......LOL. Really, I think they tell you to mix that up as with the la lite soups and other products. I am not familiar with all of the la products as I cannot tolerate soy......but they do have a few other options......I think an instant coffee type drink too.

05-17-2007, 07:29 PM
Newbie here, been lurking for awhile. I have a question for anybody who can answer...I decided not to do the lites, but am a shift worker that can run calls in the middle of the night so the Luna and Pria bars are a great snack for my purse. How do I count those? I counted them as a starch and half a protien, am I right? I tried to look for the answer, but for the life of me can not find an one.
Thanks a million!

05-17-2007, 09:31 PM
Great question. I'm not doing the bars either - I'm on the red plan. If I decide to do a Luna bar, how do I count it. I was told at the COD that if I don't do the bars to start with and incorporate them every day then I can not have them at all. Reading through some posts here, I don't get that impression.

Mama Nicole
05-18-2007, 12:12 AM
That is correct. The plan allows for you to either do the bars or do all food. I know, it seems stupid........but that is the was it is designed. If you want to use lunas or some other bar that is comparable, that works too........although your COD will not be very supportive of this. I am not sure how some of the girls work that out with their COD's, as I do not use bars at all.......but yeah, you have to decide if you want to use them or not use them. The good news is.......if you decide to use bars, and it is not working out for you, you can always change your mind. I hope this makes sense.......I"m sure someone else will beable to explain it with less words :) I tend to use a lot of them.

05-18-2007, 02:55 PM
I can be brief Nicole :D

If you use them as an ocassional thing count them as 1/2 Protein and a Starch. That's basically what the nutritional value is. Now that I'm stabalizing and not wanting to buy another bulk package of lites, I've begun to work in the susbtitiution type bars, the way I look at it is, over time it's going to be a lot cheaper to buy Slim Fast bars than it is to buy Lites.

If you don't want COD to be PIA's mark it down as like a half serving of peanut butter and a grahm cracker. You're getting the same exchange and they're none the wiser.

As for the nutritional mixing it up, I guess the thinking is you won't be eating the same two bars everyday, that's the reason to mix it up.

05-19-2007, 12:42 AM
I think you should just list it as a substitute. I don't know if you use the online journal for food, but there is a place where you can list your own foods and let them stand for the exchanges you want. I have been using slimfast in place of slim down and at first I was going to write slim down but then I said to myself..."I paid for this program. I am doing this program! If I choose to substitute something so that I do not have to pay the LAWL price for products, I am going to do it!" I am not going to lie to my journal or to the employees of LAWL--they work for me! I write down what I eat even if they claim it is not on the program. I understand they are selling a product and a line of products. I like the products, but I can not afford to spend more money for something than I have to.
When I joined I had to buy the lites (its part of the contract now).