Peter Kraus
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Julie Mazziotta
December 06, 2017 05:38 PM

The Bachelorette’s Peter Kraus revealed on Wednesday that he had an eating disorder during his years as a model.

The fitness trainer posted on Instagram that he strictly limited his diet to lose weight.

“At the age of 20 I had developed an eating disorder while blindly attempting to keep up with the level of fitness of my fellow models and competitors,” Kraus, 31, wrote. “For two years I struggled in silence, always trying but never knowing how to compete with my counterparts.”

After he “hit rock bottom” in 2007, Kraus realized that he needed to find a healthier way to achieve the look he wanted.

“It was finally time to take charge of my health and fitness and learn how to do things the right way,” he says. “So I enrolled myself in the dietetics program at MATC and graduated with honors, [and got] my first PT job, and my first @ironmantri under my belt two years later.”

11 years ago I began a modeling career that took me all over the world. I called five different cities in three amazing countries home over a six year span. I met dozens of amazing people with whom I made life long friends and unforgettable memories. But what I am most thankful for from my 9 year career (2 years since retired), is my introduction to fitness. At the age of 20 I had developed an eating disorder while blindly attempting to keep up with the level of fitness of my fellow models and competitors. For two years I struggled in silence, always trying but never knowing how to compete with my counterparts. In the winter of 2007 I hit rock bottom and decided that it was finally time to take charge of my health and fitness and learn how to do things the right way. So I enrolled myself in the dietetics program at MATC and graduated with honors, my first PT job, and my first @ironmantri under my belt two years later. So on this #WorkoutWednesday I say thank you to a career that taught me so much, that while now retired, is still fun to go back to from time to time to do things the RIGHT way. If it weren’t for hitting “rock bottom” I never would have had this amazing hill of life to climb back up. So embrace the shit some times. Learn from it, pick your ass up off the floor and get moving forward and upward again. Some times from the darkest places shines the brightest light. Thank you @mattmonathphoto for the 📸📸😘

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After nine years as a model, Kraus is now retired from that career track, but says it taught him valuable lessons.

“I say thank you to a career that taught me so much, that while now retired, is still fun to go back to from time to time to do things the RIGHT way,” he says. “If it weren’t for hitting ‘rock bottom’ I never would have had this amazing hill of life to climb back up.”

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Kraus, who dramatically turned down Rachel Lindsay during the last season of The Bachelorette, is back to his “real life” in Madison, Wisconsin, and is currently considering joining The Bachelor Winter Games spin-off.

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