LA Weight Loss - Expert Opinion - Cassie & Katie

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08-01-2007, 02:09 PM
Here is a question for those of you who have been on the program for a while. I have seen the substitutes for LA Lites with other bars and have seen the Slim Fast Optima used as a protein/starch replacement on the 21 day boost, but here is my question. . . .

After reviewing the nutritional content of the LA Lites and the Slim Fast Optima, they are VERY comparable, do you think it is possible to substitute a Slim Fast Otima for an LA Lite Bar? If so would it be o.k. to do it twice a day? I think the Slim Fast would satisfy you longer than the bar so I was just wondering......

Here is the nutritional information for both

Slim Fast Optima (Strawberry / Rich Chocolate Royale)
180 - 190 Calories
45 - 54 Fat Calories
5 - 6 g Fat
23 - 24 g Carbs
5 g Fiber
10 g Protein

LA Lite Bars (Cookie Dough / PB)
190 -180 Calories
40 - 35 Fat Calories
4.5 - 4 g Fat
30 - 30 g of Carbs
<1 - 3 g Fiber
8 - 8 g protein

Thanks Ladies. Your Opinion is appreciated. :D

08-01-2007, 02:11 PM
I'll be interested in hearing the expert opinions. It seems logical to me and would probably like to substitute occasionally.

Mama Nicole
08-01-2007, 02:18 PM
I'm no expert, but I have been at this game a long time.....and I believe it would be just fine. If nothing else, give it a try for a set period of time to see if you are losing.....if you are......then I say go for it :)

08-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Interesting! I wouldn't say I'm an expert, but I agree w/Nicole. Try it and see how your body processes it. Some people need the "chew" to feel satisfied (one of the reasons I add the string cheese to the slim fast to make it equal a slim down). But others don't. When it comes down to it, losing weight is a matter of calories in vs. calories out. But since everyone processes things a little differently, you may process carbs better than me. Or I may process protein better than someone else.

They are pretty close. I would think it would probably work.

Repo girl
08-01-2007, 02:48 PM
I agree as well. Why not, if you like them better and are satisfied longer?

08-01-2007, 02:52 PM
Thanks Ladies. I will let you know if this works or not. I don't plan on it being my new style, just wanted to create some options.

bradleys mom
08-02-2007, 12:39 AM
Amy, Thanks for posting the comparison. I think I may try it too. I have stressed so much, because I love the Lites, and I have a MAJOR sweet tooth, But I didnt qualify for care credit and definitely didn't have the money to buy the bulk. I did however try them for a couple of days, but that wasn't long enough to see if they made a difference. What should I tell COD if I do choose to do them? Because I would go from Blue to Gold if I used Lites.

Mama Nicole
08-02-2007, 12:54 AM
Kinmberly......I do not think you ought to go to gold at all. I WI at 200, and I do red w/o lites.........but if I did lites, I would do purple......but now as I am typing this, I remembered that the plans may have changed since I was last at the COD. Anyone else care to chime in on this one? Cuz I keep thinking you ought to be on Red with lites........

08-02-2007, 01:20 AM
I am curious as to why you are on blue in the first place? I started at 256 and we are the same height. I was on red with lites until I got to 220 then went to purple until I was 180. If you weren't doing the lites, you would be on red1.

08-02-2007, 01:39 AM
I wonder the same thing. I have been on Red w/lites all along and am now at 260...let us know what your center says?!

08-02-2007, 09:58 AM
Just curious - the CODs say it's the "soy" protein that makes their bars so the protein in Slim Fast Optima coming from soy protein??

Also, I'm with Cassi and need the chew/crunch factor. I really liked the lites, but Kashi Go Lean bars are my favorites now that I don't go to the COD. I can get small boxes at WalMart for $3.68 (4 bars I think) and my warehouse club had a gigantic box (but the price worked out the same as WalMart's).

08-02-2007, 03:15 PM
Kimberly - I'm w/Deb on the Red w/lites thing. I'm supposed to be on purple until 181, but they switched me a little early because of school.

09-03-2007, 11:59 PM
Just curious.....what is COD?

09-04-2007, 11:00 AM
center of doom :)