Nourished to Bloom⏐Christ Centered Intuitive Eating, Food Freedom & Body Confidence for Catholic & Christian Moms

Are you tired of trying to navigate the confusion and frustration that comes with trying to eat healthy? As a busy mom, are you ready to get off the roller coaster of dieting, weight loss and meal plans that just aren’t working for you or your family? Do you wish you could end the battle with your body and finally feel good in your own skin? Wouldn’t it be great if eating and caring for yourself was simple yet effective, but also aligned with your faith?

All of that is possible. You can be healthier and happier than you’ve ever been before. It’s time to let go of the guilt for what you eat and the shame you feel about your body. Your worth and dignity have nothing to do with the number on the scale or the size of your jeans. God created you and the body you’re living in for a unique and specific purpose and mission.

What would you finally do in life if you were free to live your purpose?

Welcome to the Nourished to Bloom podcast, where your faith meets your health. Your host, Kara Trochta, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Catholic Coach, and is on a mission to help Catholic & Christian women cultivate a deeper connection with their body, their spirit, and the nourishment that sustains them both.

In a world often filled with noise and confusion about food, health and body image, this podcast offers truth and healing from a Christ-centered perspective. You'll learn to untangle the deep roots of diet culture and discover what it means to truly care for yourself through joyful nourishment of mind, body and soul.

The show will dive into the transformative power of intuitive eating coupled with the rich teachings of our Christian faith. Every episode will motivate you-- offering insights, inspiration and practical tools to help you heal your relationship with food and embrace the beauty of your body as a temple of the Holy Spirit with confidence and courage that can only be found in Christ.

Each week will focus on a variety of wellness topics like:
🍛 Intuitive Eating
👸🏻 Self-care
🤸🏻‍♀️ Body Image
🍫 Emotional Eating
🏃🏻‍♀️ Movement & Exercise
🍉 Nutrition & Health Eating
🍽️ Meal Planning
👩‍👧‍👦 Raising healthy eaters
🤔 Creating Mindset Shifts

All with a Christ-centered perspective to help you:
🌟 Overcome fear, worry, stress and guilt about food and your body to shift to a mindset of health promotion through pleasurable, nutritious and sustainable eating habits, joyful movement and emotional stability.

🌟 End the struggles of chronic dieting and weight loss and reverse the harmful physical, mental and emotional side effects of yo-yo dieting and weight cycling.

🌟Redefine your standards of health to include a whole person approach to well-being that includes physical, mental and emotional health, not just weight or BMI.

🌟Reverse body image struggles to promote body acceptance and respect to improve self-image and confidence

🌟 Identify and evaluate current emotional coping mechanisms and implement strategies that don't focus solely on food or eating.

🌟 Reset beliefs about self-care and incorporate simple yet effective tools and strategies that promote daily health habits.

🌟 Discover, know and embrace who you are and take steps towards living your God-given unique design and purpose through discernment and promotion of self-knowledge

You'll embark on a journey towards a more holistic approach to wellness—one that honors the wisdom of your body, the teachings of our faith, and the unique purpose you're called to fulfill. As St. Catherine of Sienna said, Be Who You were Made to Be and You will Set the World on Fire!

You were made to Bloom—to come into full beauty and health in order to bear good fruit for the Lord with your life.

So if you're ready to nourish your body, feed your soul, and bloom into the best version of yourself, then you're in the right place! Welcome to Nourished to Bloom, where every day is a sacred invitation to thrive.

How the Fruits of the Spirit Can Guide You to Your Best Health
June 18, 202438:18

How the Fruits of the Spirit Can Guide You to Your Best Health

In this episode, we delve into the powerful concept that you don't have to eat perfectly to be healthy. Healthy eating is more about consistency over time, making choices that honor your health, taste good, and make you feel good. In this episode we’ll explore: What Authentic Health Is and How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Achieve It: Intuiti...

Ep. 14 How to Create a Workout Routine You Can Stick To
June 04, 202439:18

Ep. 14 How to Create a Workout Routine You Can Stick To

In this episode of Nourished to Bloom, we explore how to start shifting our perspective on exercise. Too often, we see physical activity as merely a means to an end, focusing on burning calories or achieving fitness goals. But what if we prioritized the joy and fulfillment that movement brings to our lives? Join us as we dig into how we can r...

Ep. 13 The Secret to Healing Your Body Image Struggles
May 28, 202439:40

Ep. 13 The Secret to Healing Your Body Image Struggles

In this episode, we explore the constantly changing ideal body types for women, which creates unrealistic and frustrating standards. We discuss how these evolving ideals impact women's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, making it nearly impossible to feel satisfied with our bodies. Instead of chasing these ever-shifting standa...

Ep. 12 How to Find Freedom from Emotional Eating
May 21, 202449:57

Ep. 12 How to Find Freedom from Emotional Eating

In the midst of life's chaos and emotional roller coasters, many of us turn to food for comfort, distraction, or reward. But what if there's a healthier way to navigate those feelings? Join us in this episode of Nourished to Bloom as we dig into the depths of emotional eating, uncovering its triggers and offering practical steps to break free...

Ep. 11 The 3 Keys to Help You Stop Overeating
May 14, 202425:13

Ep. 11 The 3 Keys to Help You Stop Overeating

Do you often find yourself uncomfortably full after meals, struggling to resist the urge to overeat? Today we’re digging into principle 6 of Intuitive Eating, Feel Your Fullness, as we explore how to tune into your body's internal cues, allowing you to stop eating when comfortably full, without the discomfort of being overly stuffed. Discover...

Ep. 10 Make Healthy Eating Fun Again
May 07, 202437:20

Ep. 10 Make Healthy Eating Fun Again

Let’s make eating fun again! Discover how societal norms and diet culture can influence our decisions, leading us away from what truly satisfies us as we dive into Principle 5 of Intuitive Eating: Discover the Satisfaction Factor. From the pitfalls of dieting to the wisdom of intuitive eating, we uncover the importance of pleasure and enjoyme...

Ep. 9 Is What You Believe About Health, Wellness & Food REALLY True?
April 30, 202441:03

Ep. 9 Is What You Believe About Health, Wellness & Food REALLY True?

Do you ever feel like you're trapped in a cycle of repeating the same unhealthy habits, despite your best intentions to change? Well, in this episode we’re going straight to the root cause of this struggle and discover how to break free from it. This episode explores principle #4 of Intuitive Eating: Challenge Your Food Beliefs. In this episo...

Ep. 8 The Secret to Stop Overeating
April 23, 202447:59

Ep. 8 The Secret to Stop Overeating

Are you tired of overeating and then feeling guilty every time you indulge in your favorite foods? Imagine being able to enjoy cookies without shame or stopping at just a few chips instead of devouring the whole bag. Join us on this episode as we explore the secret to stop overeating: Making Peace with Food. In this episode you’ll: Learn the ...

Ep. 7 Learning to Eat By God's Human Design
April 16, 202432:38

Ep. 7 Learning to Eat By God's Human Design

In today's, we're talking all about hunger as part of God's human design – what it really means and why it's important for your body. We'll dig into how God created our bodies to feel hunger and why feeling hungry isn't a bad thing after all, despite what diet and weight loss culture tells us.  Join us as we explore the incredible wisdom behi...

Ep. 6 The Surprising Truth About Diets You Need to Know
April 09, 202439:31

Ep. 6 The Surprising Truth About Diets You Need to Know

Join us as we uncover the startling reality behind modern diet culture and its impact on our lives. From disguising diets as "healthy eating" to the relentless pursuit of unrealistic body standards, we expose the truth that has been hidden beneath layers of misinformation. In this episode we’ll: Explore the roots of diet culture & its influen...