I'm a little late to the party, but it I agree that he was projecting - having now come to light that he is trying to lose weight.
QOTD: Selflessly wanting and attempting to make that person's life better in any/every way you can, which is why I extend and use the word in many of my relationships. On a related note: some people have difficulty saying "I love you," but I use it freely (with my loved ones), especially with friends - old and young, male and female. I place a high importance on letting it be known.
Also... green tea pocky