This question is multilayered therefore the answer will be layered so that you the reader better understands.
However in short the answer is no – as we have covered in the past in the “Are all calories created equal?” Blog all calories are an honest unit of energy.
Rather its often the quantity of calories. The problem associated with processed food however tends to be the fact that processed foods tend to be higher in calories and much more tasty.
Unfortunately most people tend to struggle to follow traditional healthy foods which are often lower in calories. Which brought in the popularity of IFFYM (If it fits your macros) which is method commonly used to track how many calories and work towards changing your body composition whilst still eating whilst still eating processed foods in moderation.