What is more Important: the number of calories OR the type of calories you consume in a day?
If two people were given 1,600 calories per day and one chose to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins while the other person ate foods full of refined sugar, fried meat, and fatty and processed snacks, would you consider these equal?
Other than having the same number of calories, it's hard to say they are similar or equal in any way. Counting calories won't always result in weight loss. Focus quality and quantity are equally important and should be carefully looked after.