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11/20/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2014

Life Strategist Tony Robbins Describes Correlation Between Financial Crisis And Obesity Crisis

The quests for thicker bank accounts and thinner waistlines have become a large part of American life today. Interestingly enough, according to life strategist Tony Robbins, the two pursuits are largely interconnected.

"I think there's no question that your energy level affects your performance, and your performance affects the result you have in your life and your business, including your relationships, kids, your intimate relationships," he explained in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday.

Energy requires nourishing our body, but if we lose sight of how we consume resources -- and, similarly, how we run our businesses -- both our health and our finances will be at risk.

"Food is a way we medicate," he said. "If you look at the mindset that we have of just letting ourselves go, you get what you tolerate. If you don't weigh yourself, you're going to unconsciously tolerate a change. But if you measure yourself more often -- just like in business, the more often you measure, the better you get."

"Whatever gets measured and reported tends to get better," he concluded.

Tony Robbins' new book MONEY: Master The Game is out now.

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