Your body only knows nutrients contrary to what you may believe. If you only had a slice of cake and a slice of pizza both 500 calories each in a day it wouldn’t help you lose weight.
If this were the case there would be a lot more thin people especially those who live on low-calorie diets. A calorie in versus calories out approach is absurd! It may look like the right thing on paper but in reality and particularly in the long run it doesn’t work.
Your body sees foods as chemicals and nothing more. Restricting calories and getting the balance wrong and regularly including bad quality calories that can be found in processed foods forces your body to react. Before you know it the nutrients don’t get to where your body needs them and hormones are released to cope with the biological stress. This leads to muscle loss and a slow metabolism ending with you piling on the pounds.