Yeah but it is not a healthy way to lose weight and surely it would be obvious to him that not eating for two weeks would cause him to lose weight.
Ultimately this is about being happy with what you are so depression to lose weight seems a bit counterproductive.
I don't think he's advocating depression, just one of the side effects that could be theoretically applied without it. My depression makes me eat everything in sight, so being depressed is not necessarily a good weight loss strategy.
I do think the same as you but i disagree with how he brings across his message and i do hope he will be happy eventually,i do not really think he is advocating for it either but too much relevance is put upon the being depressed for weightloss part imo and that is of no use to the OP.
Yeah i get you,after feeling down you need to eat things you love to eat to feel rewarded and have your mind put at ease, have that endorfine kick in like an addiction and that is what an eating disorder mostly is.