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Rio Olympics 2016: Olympic athlete cheat meals

Burgers, tacos and cookies, oh my! These Olympic athletes can really put some junk food away. Here are some of the ways these elite athletes put away impressive amounts of tasty food.

Three fried-egg sandwiches filled with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and of course mayonnaise, followed by a five-egg omelet, a bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar, and three chocolate-chip pancakes for good measure. That's just breakfast for Michael Phelps while he trains for competition.

To say Olympic athletes like to eat would clearly be an understatement, but what they're allowed to put into their body is so monitored that not everyone can enjoy the lavish menu à la Phelps. Salmon, grilled chicken, grains and greens are usually what they're allowed, forcing them to go without some of their favorite foods for months, if not years, of training.

But what if they were allowed to sneak whatever they'd like into that ever-so-strict diet? I mean, how bad could just one cookie cake covered in ice cream, syrup and marshmallow really be for these Olympians? Find out exactly what these athletes would cheat with to spite their dietitians.