February 4, 2009

Grocery Store Tour

This week I go to Albertsons in Chino Hills to take a tour of what to purchase and what not to purchase at the grocery store in order to maintain fat loss and a healthy diet. I explain in the video what to look for in products, what to stay clear of, and I also point out alternatives to your favorite foods. Below the video I have also provided a grocery store shopping list to help you next time you take a trip to the store. There are also some charts and resources that you may find helpful below as well!

Grocery Store Shopping List

Carbohydrate Breakdown

Glycemic Index Chart

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February 5, 2009

Toye Cook @ 11:46 am

Thank You….great info Sam!

Sam Bakthiar @ 11:50 am

Thank you Toye. Also thank you very much for inviting Johnette and I to your birthday party. We had a blast.
You are looking better and better each year.

abbey haagsma @ 3:20 pm

thanks for this, Sam! although I do pretty good when I shop, I did learn a few new tips! Thanks! Abbey

Sam Bakthiar @ 5:42 pm

Hi Abbey,

I am glad that I can be of service. You and John are awesome people. Thank you so much for being part of Fitness Concepts family.

Adinis Hatwood @ 6:23 pm

Thanks for the great info.!!! I think it’s time I changed my shopping list!!

February 13, 2009

Chris @ 5:18 pm

Nice job on the video and very informative. During your tour of the dairy section, you mention that butter has a lot of transfats…. Correct me if I’m wrong, but regular butter has no transfats, only the processed margarines have transfats.

February 16, 2009

Sam Bakthiar @ 11:07 am


You are 100% correct. Butter has Saturated fats and Margarine has Trans-fats. As you know both are not good for you but if I had to pick one over the other then I would pick Saturated fats over the Trans-fats.
At least Saturated fat is from a natural source. Trans-fats are made artificially.

July 2, 2009

TeAuna Vigil @ 1:45 pm

Sam – I have been trying to get healthy and lose weight for 20 years, but I always failed or quit. I have done every diet there is and was considering surgery until I found Fitness Concepts. Thank you so much for the daily emails and your continued effort to keep me informed about how to be successful. Knowledge is power and now that you have given it to me I know I will be successful this time. Thank you for your support in my journey to living a healthy life.

Dr. Saman @ 5:07 pm

You are very welcome. I am glad that you are enjoying your journey. Thank you so much for your positive outlook.
I appreciate you. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

September 10, 2009

Grace Geaga @ 2:45 pm


This is such an eye opening for me when it comes to grocery shopping. I appreciate the illustration and information you provided. Very well put…

Thanks Sam!!

Grace Geaga

Dr. Saman @ 3:37 pm

Thank you Grace for watching. Also don’t forget to print out the list when you go grocery shopping.

September 28, 2010

Anna Lara @ 8:33 pm

Wow! This was very educational Sam! Thanks for the info and nutritional guidelines! Alberton’s @ Chino hills just happens to be my store!