I’ve been on a ketogenic diet (monitored 2 - 3 times a day) for the past 2 months and as a result my blood sugar levels are stable, since I’m not eating carbs in large amounts and causing spikes and crashes.
My bod’s making exactly as much glucose it needs and since I’m feeling very healthy and all my tests are cool, it seems to be doing a good job of it.
After a HEAVY piece of work, despite the fact I’m not physically active, my blood sugar appears to crash and I feel shaky and hungry, even when I’ve recently eaten plenty in terms of calories and macros of protein, fat, and even vitamins.
I did notice this before when I was eating in a more carb-heavy regular way, but attributed it to genuine hunger and not some apparently unique change in my otherwise-stable circulating levels of blood sugar… and right now, I eat the same kind of amounts at the same times relative to my sleep/wake schedule, and days where I eat the same & work out the same but DON’T do anything heavy, these crashes don’t happen.
I’m not a scientist so maybe I’m missing something obvious, but this is weird, and getting a fright about something (bad news that turned out not to be) and sex & exercise - all of which alter my pulse etc., plus getting a fright must have dumped a ton of adrenaline, and yet they don’t have the same effect, this seems to be almost unqiue to heavier work like visible evocations, etc.
Weird, huh? :)[/quote]
Yes interesting. Sounds a bit similar to what happens to me. Normally, without any magickal work my system is stable. After my operation “crash” I tend to take B-vits and C-vits and drink lots of Green Tea. This seems to help, although maybe I should take them before!
One thing that is consistent is de-hydration, and I realise that about a couple of days later that I am dehydrated. It takes that long for it to sink into my head!
As you say, perhaps some nutritional factor in the diet is missing, or maybe the intensity of an evocation is just that, and like physical exercise some recovery is required.
Yes, the evocations to visible appearance seem to be the main culprit, lighter stuff does not cause this (for me at least). I expect the physical evocations must take energy from the operators system in order to form. With that in mind: I don’t use a manifestation base, I wonder if that might make a difference? Do you use a base?