1. Although a calorie is a set unit of energy, a calorie from a cookie is not as valuable and beneficial to your body as a calorie from spinach. Duh, right? So that leads to the conclusion that eating healthy and losing weight is not just about the number of calories you intake each day. Considering the nutritional value of the foods you eat is much more important.
2. You won’t be full and satisfied when you eat nutritionally empty foods, even if they have the same (or higher) number of calories as healthy foods. Again, it’s not about the calorie count, but the quality of the foods you eat.