I know exactly what you mean. I'm not in the US, but I spend about 6 weeks a year there and I know exactly what you mean. I love the food there and to be honest, if I lived there I would probably have died of a heart attack 5 years ago. I actually work in Germany. The staples here are also quite high in carbs - nearly everything comes with a bread basket, and the bread here is fantastic. The portion sizes are also big, which I like. Thanks for being so kind.