"Catabolism is like burning your house down instead of having a barbecue. What you want to achieve is a calorie deficit, not starvation"
"Catabolism is like the combustion of larger biomolecules into smaller ones, resulting in the production of energy"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.