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Old 07-20-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Lites replacement help (no Lunas here...)

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 ****

THANK YOU!!!
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I wonder if the slim fast snack bars would count as a lite? I've heard of people using those instead.
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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
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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!
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #5
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Thank you, I'll post the name of the closest one, for other Canadians in need.
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I have found some at shoppers drug mart the ones that are for sports (life brand) that are comparable.
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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?
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Arrow Jamieson Slim Down bars

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?
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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!
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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Nature's Fare - I have to see if we have it here, in T.O, thanks for the tip!!!
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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.
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Oh, I saw Zone! I'll try the ones you Ladies recommended once I am done with Jamieson bars.
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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...
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If you use LUNA's rather than LA Lite's. do you still do two a day?

Thanks for your help!
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Mary, Yes the luna bars are a direct substitute for the LA bars. So you eat two a day.
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