A quick rehash for everyone on this, as it seems to be coming up in the other nutrition debate threads.
All calories are the same in that they provide the same amount of energy; HOWEVER, all calories do not have the same nutritional profile.
so yes 100 calories of carrots = 100 calories of oreos from an energy standpoint; however, they do not contain the same nutritional profile.
so what matters at the end of the day is that one gets adequate nutrition, hits calorie targets, and meets macro needs.
in...before well yea I could eat 1000 calories of oreos, but who wants to do that....let me be clear, absolutely no one is making that argument....