LA Weight Loss - Lites replacement help (no Lunas here...)




apple76
07-20-2008, 04:22 PM
Hello again,
I went to get my Luna bars today and ... couldn't find them anywhere (I am in Canada). Not in Shoppers, Zellers, not even at Wallmart :(

So, instead I bought 6 various available protein bars that were about 200 calories and at least 15 g protein, and decided to investigate which of them would be suitable.

Could you please tell me what should a Lite replacement bar have?
calories
protein
fat
carbs
fiber

What else to look for on the nutrition label?

I appreciate any answer - other than go to **** :devil:

:hug: THANK YOU!!!


stellarwbz
07-20-2008, 05:13 PM
I wonder if the slim fast snack bars would count as a lite? I've heard of people using those instead.

jesskahle
07-20-2008, 05:17 PM
My parents use DETOUR bars- half a bar=1 lite. They get them at Cosco- my Dad is down 65lbs since Jan so it is obviously working


krjpy
07-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Could you please tell me what should a Lite replacement bar have?
calories 140-190
protein 8-10
fat 4-4.5
carbs 20-25
fiber 3-6



This is looking at my Lunas, LA lites, and the Nutrisystem bars I have in the house.

Good luck!

apple76
07-20-2008, 10:59 PM
Thank you, I'll post the name of the closest one, for other Canadians in need.

4princesses
07-21-2008, 12:39 PM
I have found some at shoppers drug mart the ones that are for sports (life brand) that are comparable.

apple76
07-21-2008, 01:40 PM
I am on my way to shoppers as I type. I will check them out!

There is also this brand Jamieson and they have the Slim DOWN bars that are quite similar to Lites/Luna. A bit more protein, a bit less carbs, that can't be bad, eh?

apple76
07-21-2008, 02:26 PM
Slim DownŽ Almond Coconut High Protein Triple Layer Bars

Total Calories: 170
Total Fat: 5 g
Protein: 15 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 70 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 20 mg
Dietary Fibre: 1 g
Sugars: 0.5 g
Calcium: 4%
Iron: 7%

I got a box of it. I think this will do instead of Lites. What do you think?

Sige
07-21-2008, 05:12 PM
Hi Apple - I'm from Canada and I had to go to our Nature's Fare to get a Luna bar - couldn't find them anywhere else.

Good luck!

apple76
07-22-2008, 11:49 AM
Nature's Fare - I have to see if we have it here, in T.O, thanks for the tip!!!

BarbaraB
07-22-2008, 01:01 PM
apple, I have bought Luna's online from amazon. They often have deals better than you can get them in the stores and free shipping, but not always. I often use Zone bars also, as they are fairly close in calories/protein. The dark chocolate ones are especially good.

apple76
07-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Oh, I saw Zone! I'll try the ones you Ladies recommended once I am done with Jamieson bars.

petitelapin
07-22-2008, 05:55 PM
I live in Canada too. I can only find them at Real Canadian Superstore. I'd try Loblaws or Dominion if I was in TO. In Dominion they may be in the organic aisle...

mbfullernc
07-23-2008, 11:50 PM
If you use LUNA's rather than LA Lite's. do you still do two a day?

Thanks for your help!
Mary

BarbaraB
07-24-2008, 12:16 PM
Mary, Yes the luna bars are a direct substitute for the LA bars. So you eat two a day.

shygirl26
02-05-2009, 08:57 PM
I live in Canada too. I can only find them at Real Canadian Superstore. I'd try Loblaws or Dominion if I was in TO. In Dominion they may be in the organic aisle...

What bars are at super store. Cuz I need to find some kind of bar as well and can't find anything. So just wondering if i go to superstore will the luna bars be there? Thanks

cecil
02-09-2009, 07:29 PM
I like the Special K protien bars! Check them out! They are sooo good!

angelbretsmom
02-10-2009, 02:35 PM
I got some of the special K bars while we were in the states this past weekend, I love them I got 3 boxes of them ..Now I wish I would of gotten more as these are not available in Canada as I have been checking...not sure what type of bar I will use once these are gone.. any ideas?

Miss Tiffany
02-11-2009, 01:33 PM
I LOVE this website. There is so much helpful information here. I wish I would have known about this website years ago when I was going to my LAWL center (I might not have spent as much money!). It's fabulous how everyone helps everyone here! It's so nice to see this kind of support and help without a fee being attached! :hug:

I am going to add Luna bars to my diet as Lite replacements. I no longer have a center and I'm trying to get back in the game on my own (and the help of this fabulous website). I lost 70 lbs after I had my daughter, then I got careless. It's time for me to access the damage and fix it - for life this time! I was simply going to leave the Lite part of the diet plan out, because I didn't know what else to do...

I don't have to do that now, I had no idea Luna bars cold replace Lites - THIS IS GREAT! :carrot:

NaomiZ
02-17-2009, 12:01 AM
I work at Natures Fare (just started today :D )and it's just an Okanagan thing Sige. I have found Lunas on EBay and at Save-on-Foods/Overwaitea.