When I first started to try out new vegetables I thought kale was too bitter, radishes were gross, and I did not like leafy greens. These days if I don't have vegetables at every meal, I am less satisfied with my meal and I feel like I don't have as much energy as I typically have when I am eating vegetables all day.
It took me years to get to this point. But at the beginning of changing eating habits to food choices that are cleaner and come from the earth instead of a box, you kind of have to ignore your taste buds just a little bit. I know this sounds counter intuitive to everything that I teach, but if your diet is filled with processed foods and lots of sugar your taste buds have become accustomed to those foods.
The way foods are manufactured and processed these days are made to be addictive. They are filled with the perfect ratio of fat and sugar to light up all of your dopamine receptors and make you feel happy and want more. But this feeling is not sustainable as they also mess with blood sugar stabilization and eventually will cause you to crash a few hours later in which you will then want to reach for more of those foods to get your high again.
It takes time to slowly get your taste buds to sense the subtler taste of natural fruits and vegetables. When your taste buds have been overloaded with really intense flavors from preservatives and processed foods, it makes sense that vegetables just won't taste as good. But if you give it time, eventually when your diet is 80% whole natural foods when you go to eat something from a box it just won't taste as good as it used to.
To start this process, begin just by eating a vegetable at every meal. You can do whatever you want with it. If you don't like raw, then cook it, steam it, sauteed it, bake it. Do whatever you want to it. Basically, you will be crowding out the food that drains you of vitality and health and adding in food that will increase your energy in your body. So if you really have to have some potato chips, eat them with some steamed spinach or if you love to snack on cookies in the afternoon have it with some red pepper. While this may sound strange, you might begin to notice that the spinach and the red pepper tastes better than the cookie or the chips you thought you wanted. Slowly your taste buds will change and you will naturally crave the foods that make you feel sustainably good and happy in your body.