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Old 07-24-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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OK I found them the other day at hte local grocery store and they are yummy I just won 86 (mixed flavors)off of EBay then thought to myself I sure hope all flavors can be subed for lites. Tell me It's ok YIKES!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Naomi - I don't see any specific Luna bars listed on my "substitute list"

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LA Lite Bars - Lunas, Prio Completes, Kashi Go Lean bars or Chocolate PB Bliss Bar
I'm curious what the nutritional content is for the bars you got. A typical LA Lite bar (I think this was the old caramel bar) had
180 calories
4 g fat
30 g carbs
3 g fiber
17 g sugar
8 g protein

I think if you stick close to these portions (and get a bar with soy protein which is the basis of an LA lite bar), you should be okay.
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Also remember to make sure your COD knows that you are having lunas or a lite substittue. There is a difference in plans if you do lites or you don't. Otherwise you will be consuming approximately 360 calories more per day than your COD believes you are having.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:30 PM   #4
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I am on gold w/lites, this is my last week as I only joined for the 8 week program.
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:58 AM   #5
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i have been doing lunas only this time around and have found that there are a few flavors that have a few more calories and a few more grams of fat than some of the others. then there are a few that have a bit more sodium, less carbs, one more or less gram of protein, etc.

i just choose the ones with the least calories and about 4g of fat. sometimes i'll eat the ones higher in cal and fat, but only if i've run out and need to order more (i get mine from amazon.com--free shipping and i know they're fresh and not close to being expired.)
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:50 PM   #6
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I just found the Lunas at the organic grocery store! Yippee! I haven't tried any yet.. I get my sweet tooth in the early morning and later afternoon at work so I'm saving it for that. I am VERY happy that these are organic and there is no corn syrup. It's very hard to find products without that anymore. I'm curious to see if this will affect my weight loss. I seem to be at a stand still already.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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I am on the Gold Plan with 2 Lites (I use the LUNA bars instead). Usually I only get in one bar a day instead of two. On days I only eat one, should I add something else, and if so what? (protein, starch????) Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:11 AM   #8
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I haven't tried the luna bars yet... This week, I'm trying the Special K protein bars.

These are pretty close to the Lites as far as things go:

Cal: 190
Fat: 6g
Carbs: 23g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 10g
Sugars:16g

They are also PACKED with all kinds of important vitamins and minerals. I've forgotten.. Do the Lites have vitamins in them?
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:18 PM   #9
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Default my personal Favorite flavs of LUNA

LOVE LOVE LOVE

The Caramel nut brownie...(i buy mostly those)
The Smores (for when im camping with my boyz
and the Oatmeal Rasin...MmmmMMmm tastes like u are having a cinnamon oatmeal raisin cookie with light frosting...
I do like others but those are my MUST HAVES
not sure as to the diff..but those ones seem to be comparable to the la lights
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The cookies and cream ones are pretty yummy too.

I still primarily do the Lites but I use the Lunas and the South Beach High Protein when I want some variety. I'm about 2 boxes of Lites too short come the end of maintenance, so I'm stretching and supplementing just so I have lites to get me through that last month. Though, at that point I'm hoping not to be doing the daily lite either, they've become too much of a cructch.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:24 PM   #11
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my faves are the peppermint stick, dulce de leche and the toasted nut and cranberry (tastes like a trail mix bar)...those are my staples. sometimes i do get the cookies and creme ones or the nutz over chocolate and peanut butter cookie.
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thanks everyone I am getting Chai tea, lemon zest, Chocolate Pecan Pie, and Cookies 'n Cream.
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:03 PM   #13
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I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any substitutes out there for the la shakes? I was wondering if you could just use a scoop of the whey protein powder instead? Does anyone know?
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Default Glucerna bars

I just wanted to add my .02 here

I conducted a hard target search of a comparable bar and found that Glucerna bars are the closest match. Plus they're GOOD! The caramel nut and chocolate caramel are the best (imho).

Here's the nutritional info from a couple of the bars:

Caramel nut/cranberry orange

Calories: 150/140
Cals from fat: 45/25
TF/SF/TF: 5-3-0/3-2-0
Cholesteral: 0/0
Sodium: 110/85
Potassium: 180/140
Total carbs: 23/26
Fiber: 2/4
Sugars: 5/9
Sugar ETOH: 7/4
Protein: 7/6

Hope this helps!

(Oh, and you don't have to be diabetic to use these.. in case anyone thought you had to be!)

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Old 07-26-2007, 10:39 PM   #15
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Thanks for the input I have to get the lowest sugar content bars, that is why I have resorted to the shakes and the hot chocolate and the key lime bars they are the lowest sugar. I will have to try the glucerna bars I didn't think to look at those. I will let you know.
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