At 5'10, 160lbs I was an athletic build. After I started rock climbing 6 months ago (4 hrs every other day with hard training ie sit ups, push ups, campus board...) I jumped to 170lbs in the first month with noticeable muscle mass increase. In the past three months I am down to 155lbs with visible abs and even more muscle definition/mass.
This prompted me to take a look at my caloric intake vs output and I found soemthing that may be of concern. According to many online calculators they gave me a result of 3800-4200 calories burned for 1 hr hard cycling per day and 4hrs rock climbing with training and all the normal daily tasks like walking.
After inputting the food I eat( all extremely healthy, no processed, almost gluten free and vegan except for eggs), the calculators say I consume 1600 calories!
What are the ramifications of having such a low intake to output ratio? Can this be sustained? If not how does one fix this?