156 episodes

Helping ourselves and others achieve better physical, mental, and financial health.

The Fat & Broke Podcast Peter Brouillard, Gary Donia, & Sarah Newell

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Helping ourselves and others achieve better physical, mental, and financial health.

    153 | Mastermind Group | Too Much Time, Falling Down The Rabbit Hole, & Pet Cemetery

    153 | Mastermind Group | Too Much Time, Falling Down The Rabbit Hole, & Pet Cemetery

    Show Summary:
    Welcome to the Fat & Broke mastermind group.  In today’s session…
    We discuss:
    Having Too Much TimeFalling Down The Rabbit HolePet CemeteryLeave A Voice Memo | Review The Show | Follow | Subscribe | Newsletter
    Headline Of The Week:

    Gen Z trusts this man more than Warren Buffett for financial advice — and he says this is the single best habit to adopt if you want to save money
    Mastermind Group:
    Sarah:
    Sarah has spent a lot of money on her dog over the past few years.  We discuss why she is so willing to do this, and at what point she would say no.
    Peter:
    Peter has been falling victim to the endless scroll of Reddit and Facebook Marketplace.  We discuss how this happened and his actions to fix it.
    Gary:
    Gary’s kids are growing up fast, and he and Jess (his wife) are finding themselves with an empty nest and a lot of time.  We discuss how to handle best this abrupt change in his life in a positive way.

    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    NoneFan Feedback:
    None

    • 1 hr
    152 | Move Like A Kid | Hurt Less, Move Better, Live Fully

    152 | Move Like A Kid | Hurt Less, Move Better, Live Fully

    Show Summary: 
    Do you remember moving like a kid?  Did it hurt?  Did you even think about or did you just do it?  Wouldn't it be nice to move like that again? In today’s show, we discuss what it means to move like a kid, why we stop doing it, and how we can start again.  Welcome to another episode of The Fat & Broke Podcast!
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    Intro:
    Sarah is very late to our recording session so we give her a bunch of shit.
    Headline Of The Week:
    How do strong muscles keep your brain healthy?
    Peter reviews an article that discusses how strength training can directly impact our brain health.  As always, Peter wants to talk about muscles.  Tune in to hear our discussion.
    Move Like A Kid:
    The Problem:
    As we age, we become stiff and prone to injury.Our sedentary lifestyle creates much of the problem.Myths about movement contribute to our fear of movement as well.Action Items:
    Train with functional movements through the full range of motion.Put yourself into positions that are true to the way we really move.Return to basics such as rolling, quadruped, crawling, kneeling, and standing.Play!Include running, jumping, agility, and sprinting in your program.Ignore the myths like knees can’t go over your toes and more.Fan Feedback:
    HeyBig G!!! I have a question for you to ask Peter for me!! I want to take probiotics to help out my gut microbiome since I’ve had my c-section. I feel like I would instead do things a bit more naturally than taking medication. Does he have a good recommendation on which probiotic to take? I’ve been doing a bit of research on it but I know he’s all about it
    Resources:
    The Biggest Little Farm

    • 1 hr 13 min
    151 | Summer Sessions Finale | The Good, Bad, & Ugly From Our Summer

    151 | Summer Sessions Finale | The Good, Bad, & Ugly From Our Summer

    Show Summary:
    Welcome to the Fat & Broke Summer Sessions…
    As Fall nears, we take a moment to reflect on the Summer that was for the three of us.  What can we take with us (and leave behind) as we progress in our quest for Better Every Day?  Today’s show looks at the Good, Bad, & Ugly of the Summer of 2022! Welcome, to the Fat & Broke Podcast Summer Session Finale!
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    Headline Of The Week:
    The Biden-Harris Administration's Student Debt Relief Plan Explained

    In this week's headline of the week segment, we review the details of student loan forgiveness and discuss our thoughts surrounding this topic.
    The Good, Bad, & Ugly From Our Summer:
    In this roundtable discussion, we each discuss what we learned from this Summer.  Most of it was good, but there was definitely some bad and ugly mixed in there also.  The key for us is reflecting on the Summer that was and learning what we can from it.
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    NoneFan Feedback: 
    ★★★★★
    Hilariously funny with some great educationI have been listening for most of this year and have really enjoyed the bantering between all of you guys. I learned so many things that I can use in my life. Glad you guys took time over the summer to relax and refresh. I’m looking forward to having 2 weekly episodes again. I listen while I’m working out and it makes my time pass so quickly. Not sure why Sarah puts up with as she says “These Assholes”. She makes the show and holds you two clowns up. Never let her leave. Thanks again.
    Sept. 9, 2022 by Alan on This Website

    • 1 hr 9 min
    150 | We Call Bullsh*t! | Calling Out Health & Fitness Social Media Influencers

    150 | We Call Bullsh*t! | Calling Out Health & Fitness Social Media Influencers

    Show Summary: 
    Today's show teaches you how to eat all the carbs you want by taking a daily pill, how to get ripped by eating bull testicles and 100 eggs a day, AND we have a diet that cures cancer!
    If this all sounds like b******t, it is! We discuss how to sift through the garbage on social media to find the information you can use.
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    Intro:
    We are back!!! It has been five weeks since we last recorded, and it's great to be back together. Before diving into the week's headline, we discuss that and the show's future.
    Headline Of The Week:
    Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits: Fact or Fiction?
    Peter reviews the beliefs around the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and helps us decipher which are evidenced based and which are not.
    Calling B******t On Fitness & Nutrition Social Media Influencers:
    Research & Background
    A study by the University of Glasgow found that 90% of "weight-loss" advice on social media is wrong.Poor content is a result of ignorance, money, and more.Influencers in this space contribute to body image issues, eating disorders, and injury.Influencers In The Spotlight
    The Liver KingFernando TorracaMichelle LewinBelle GibsonBrittany DawnAction Items
    Trust your gut.Background check influencers you follow.Speak to a credible professional in the field to check the information given.7 Signs You Shouldn't Trust A Social Media Health Guru's Advice Fan Feedback:
    I really appreciate this podcast and the helpful information it provides on such a wide variety of topics. I love the banter between hosts, and they don't use a lot of inside jokes that the audience wouldn't get (I've heard this on other podcasts) and are able to balance between being light-hearted and funny but serious at times. They really speak to their audience and aren't just focused on each other. Thank u for this podcast!
    –Chris From NC
    Resources:
    Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits: Fact or Fiction?

    • 58 min
    149 | Self Care or Selfish | “Best Of The Fat & Broke Podcast”

    149 | Self Care or Selfish | “Best Of The Fat & Broke Podcast”

    Show Summary:
    Do you want to read, exercise, meditate, or just generally take better care of yourself, but a feeling of guilt stops you?  Do you find happiness in areas that others tell you that you shouldn’t, like food or binging shows?  Today, we are discussing Self-care and whether or not it is inherently Self-ish? We will also give our advice as to how to selflessly make Self-care a part of your life.  This and more in episode 104 of The Fat & Broke Podcast!
    We also welcome Jessica back to the show and we all start the conversation with a statement of gratitude.
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    Topics Discussed:
    GratitudeSelf CareSelfishPhysical HealthMental HealthSacrificeGuiltMindfulnessSigns that Self-Care is Becoming Self-ishAction Items:
    Define what self-care means to you.Start with the end in mind.Sharpen the saw.Block out time for self-care.Put self-care first.Resources:
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

    • 1 hr 8 min
    148 | Summer Sessions | What's It Worth To You? | Spending Lavishly On What You Value

    148 | Summer Sessions | What's It Worth To You? | Spending Lavishly On What You Value

    Show Summary:
    Welcome to the Fat & Broke Summer Sessions…
    In today’s show, we discuss areas of our lives where spending money is always “worth” it and even some areas where we think we could spend more.
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    Headline Of The Week:
    4 Physical Signs You Need To Eat More Carbs, From Brain Fog To Exercise Flu
    An article from Insider attempts to explain why we need to eat more carbs.  As is usually the case, this is clickbait.  The article basically states that glycogen is essential.  Duh!!!  We discuss the role of carbs and glycogen in a healthy diet and the role of moderation when consuming this type of food.
    Spending Lavishly On What We Value:
    This discussion stems from an article that Gary read on Insider.
    What Gary Values:
    Kids and Their SportsGadgets That Make Life EasierFamily VacationsWhat Sarah Values:
    ExperiencesStreaming/NetflixHome DecorWhat Peter Values:
    Quality Whole FoodSelf CareHis Backyard For Social GatheringClothesBeerAfter discussing what we spend on, we move on to areas where we think we may want to spend more in the future.  Tune in to the show to hear what those items are!
    Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
    4 Physical Signs You Need To Eat More Carbs, From Brain Fog To Exercise Flu5 Things That Are Always Worth The Money, According To A Financial Planner

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

ChrisfromNC ,

Awesome podcast!

I really appreciate this podcast and the helpful information it provides on such a wide variety of topics. I love the banter between hosts and they don't use a lot of inside jokes that the audience wouldn't get (i've heard this on other podcasts) and are able to balance between being light hearted and funny but serious at times. They really speak to their audience and aren't just focused on each other. Thank u for this podcast!

JasDVM ,

The Best!

The chemistry these three have is fantastic. This podcast is fun and laugh out loud funny, but also incredibly informative. They do a great job of helping to explain and deliver serious, complex information in a very accessible, actionable way.

pabigail ,

Lots of laughs and learning!

Every time I listen to this podcast, I learn many valuable tips in the midst of tons of laughter!

Thanks to Gary, Sarah, and Peter, I’ve learned more about intelligent financial planning and even found an excellent budgeting app that is helping us better understand our finances and set new goals.

I’m looking forward to learning more with each episode!

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