The next time you find yourself dreaming of being food critic, just remember that it’s not all fun and Instagrams. Getting paid to eat and critique often means not having the luxury to eat in moderation or with selectivity, warns Seattle Weekly‘s Hanna Raskin. The combination of noshing frequently and indiscriminately can take a toll on your health and sense of well-being.

“The human body isn’t built for restaurant criticism,” says Raskin.

Her coworker learned this the hard way. On a recent outing, the Weekly‘s Clubs editor Erin Thompson joined a feast at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen that consisted of “fried shrimp, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, jalapeno sausages, collard greens, coleslaw, French fries, cornbread, sweet potato pie with whipped cream and a few liquor drinks.”

Thompson felt the effects soon thereafter and messaged details best left unpublished, according to Raskin.

[via Seattle Weekly]