Many people are looking to replace La Weight Loss bars with another brand of bars or a food substitution. There are many popular substitute bars such as Luna, Balance Bar Trail Mix, Power Bar, Honey Stinger, CLIF Nectar, LaraBara and Bumble Bar, Pria, and Go Lean. The cost of LAWL bars seems to be the main driver, but that can easily be overcome by buying your bars on eBay. But there is also the need for some variety and some people just can't find a bar to their liking. So, if you are looking for a substitute, here are some alternatives. Just remember, by not eating the required 2 La Weight loss bars a day, you void the money back guarantee offered by La Weight Loss Centers.
If you feel you don't need the bars you can exchange 2 equivalent bars for 1/2 protein, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, and 1 starch. Stay focused on upping your vegetable intake while lowering processed flours and sugars.
If you are looking for a bar replacement, look for a bar that has about 160-180 calories, 17 grams of carbs, at least 8 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fat.
Here's the general nutritional info on the LA Weight Loss Bars:
Serving Size: 1 Bar (40g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 8g 16%
Below are the most common substitutions for La bars. The information is a general guideline for substitution. Read the nutritional information on the back of any bar you are considering to be certain that the weight loss bar falls within the general nutrition counts for the La bar you are substituting.
Luna bars are reported to be the closest to the actual LAWL bars in nutrition. Many consider the Luna bars a direct substitute for the LA bars. So you eat two a day just as you would normally with the La Weight Loss bars. The Luna bars in particular (as opposed to other brands of protein/diet bars) make a good substitute because they are similar in calories (around 180) and protein (8-10 grams). Any bar that meets those two basic guidelines can be used.
Luna – Nutz over chocolate
Calories from Fat: 40
Total Fat: 4.5g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Total Carbohydrate: 24g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Slim Fast Bars are a low calorie meal replacement, the bars are usually 250-260 Calories, which is a little more than a candy bar, but packed with more whey protein and less refined sugar.
Balance bars are very similar to protein bars sold by most companies. The balance bar is made by the same company that provides weight loss centers with their bars.
Kinetix bars are cheaper, have more protein, less calories. Similar in texture size and taste as the La Lites, Kinetex have about 4X's the sodium that the LA Lites have and 2X's the amount of protein, so you would have more protein than you are allowed on the plan.
Kinetex – Chocolate Peanut Crisp
Kashi Go Lean bars. They have about the same nutritional value as the La Lites.
South Beach cereal bars. They are similar in most counts, but have less calories, less carbs and more protein. There are two kinds of SBD bars just so the newbies know there are the cereal bars that are around 140 calories, and there are the meal replacement bars which are around 200-220.
Zone bars they are fairly close in calories/protein. Zone Perfect bars score better on the value scale (more protein per calorie). However, they are higher in calories overall.
Zone Perfect – CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
Serving Size: 1 bar (50g)
Servings Per Container: 12
Each bar contains 2 Zone Blocks:
Calories from Fat: 60
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Total Carbohydrate: 20g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
There are a lot of energy bar articles, threads and posts, but they all seem to be either about snacks, or about how awful energy bars are. It would seem like someone should be able to manufacture the equivalent of a healthy, balanced meal replacement bar that tastes great. But, if what you want is a no thought required, eat this one thing twice a day meal substitute that you don't have to worry about and lose weight, then it would just be easier to buy La Weight Loss bars on eBay. The prices on eBay are as good or better than the cost of other bars and you will still be eligible for the money back guarantee offered by La Weight Loss Centers.