polish food from time to time is OK but i can't eat it every day, waaay too heavy, everything is either fried, full of butter, loaded with salt or all of the above and it's just waaaay too much.
Yeah, it's the cultural difference. You need to eat fat to survive heavy winters, for instance. The summertime food is decidedly lighter on the stomach. Have you tried the chłodnik soup, the ice-soup?
The Eastern Polish cuisine is the heaviest of all. I'm fond of barszcz ukraiński, the variety including plenty of vegetables, especially beans. Once, I was canoeing and me and an Orthodox friend made a supper. It was virtually dripping with fat! Nobody liked that except us two. Him, because he was from Eastern Poland, and I, because of my Eastern Lesser Poland roots ;)