yes, macros are the same "technically" but there is a big difference between good fats, and bad fats, complete proteins, and incomplete proteins, etc etc...
also what about micros?
quoting Pawel Maslag:
"I'm not a believer in "If It Fits Your Macronutrients." The way I see it, there's a difference between a 600 calorie unhealthy Big Mac and 600 calories of veggies, fruits, chicken breast, etc. A lot of the things you eat on a "IIFYM" tend to be wasted calories. If you believe skittles fit your macro intake, maybe they do, but are you actually getting any true benefits from it? Barely any vitamins (to be fair, there's some vitamin C) or true benefits such as protein and good fats. "
" I'm personally against IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros, for anyone who's reading this). If eat a 550 calorie meal full of rich nutrients of vitamins, high protein, good fats, etc compared to a unhealthy meal that contains 550 calories but with low levels of vitamins (if any), same protein, saturated fat, etc. you'll FEEL the difference. You are what you eat, and eating unhealthy but with macros that fit your diet just doesn't cut it for me. "
Thread: Why IIFYM is stupid