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16 January 2023

Meet the GSN Team: Dan…


Dan is our biggest advocate for the 30 Day Challenge. Just 30 Days of healthy, tasty & easy food was enough to tempt Dan into a second month of a GSN Lifestyle…

Meet Dan… a proud member of Team GSN. Dan is known to cycle hundreds of miles across the UK and beyond on his bike. When he’s not on his bike, he juggles his work as a freelance Photographer and Digital Marketing consultant.

Dan is our biggest advocate for the 30 Day Challenge. Just 30 Days of healthy, tasty & easy food was enough to tempt Dan into a second month of a GSN Lifestyle…


I work as a Digital Marketing Consultant & Freelance Photographer. 

I’ve been with GSN almost a year, day to day they probably account for about 70% of my working life. Photography wise I’m primarily a food photographer but also cover weddings and events, have previously have worked for ten years in the music industry.



I’m the sore thumb / black sheep of the GSN family: before joining I’d never been in a gym. It just wasn’t for me. My appearances are still rare.

I do however enjoy cycling and beyond the 45km commute to work (not every day, but when I’m able) I’ll regularly spend full days on the bike for ‘pleasure’.

Cycling will usually be a part of any bigger holidays I’m able to take in a year, so maintaining a low-level-fitness is important for me to make the most of those breaks. Previous trips include Turin to Nice though the Southern & Maritime Alps, Mont Blanc to Venice across the Dolomites and I’ve ticked off most of the gravel cycling bucket list throughout Britain and Wales… Scotland you’re next. 



What’s your favourite GSN Product?


Pots of Gold… I’m on the Katsu Band Wagon, but the new Malaysian Curry and the OG Chicken Curry are on par. Bolognese is also a firm favourite. 


Pots aside, the Steam Cooked Chicken Breasts see some action – they’re flexible, quick to prepare and fit into pretty much any chicken recipe you can find – I’ve baked them, curried them and breaded them (find my fraudulent Katsu here).


Has our GSN Macro Calculator helped you to achieve your goals?


I didn’t know about nutrition (ironic for someone who works with food)… I do now. The macro calculator, and simple guide from GSN, proved to be a great starting block when I found myself a little heavier than I wanted to be at the end of last year. 

Understanding what each macro did, and where to find it in specific foods was great information – I was always a ‘eat what I want when I’m riding’ or ‘eat less if I want to lose weight’ type of guy – I probably still am, but now that outlook is informed, and I feel better for it.





I’m almost embarrassed to say how much GSN has changed the food aspect of my life. I get fed a lot through my photography – peak times I’ll be eating restaurant food 5 nights a week, this sounds wonderful but it changes your perspective on the other things you eat…

“Oh I’m getting fed at X tonight, I’ll get through today on a Pot Noodle and a Sandwich Meal Deal”


I didn’t realise until I slid GSN into my routine that those poor habits were leaving me tired, lacking in energy, and lethargic. Daily now I’ll have a Pot of Gold if I’m busy and Overnight Oats for breakfast.


GSN saves me time. Makes me feel better about myself, and most importantly, helps me keep going! I’ve said it before during Decembers 30 day challenge… Having the confidence the the meal I’ve microwaved in 6 minutes I healthy is wonderful, and if I’m ploughing through a 16h work day not having to spend half an hour cooking is incredibly valuable.


Feeling inspired? Head over to our Macro Calculator to start your healthy eating journey –