wanting to lose weight.

I am wanting to lose weight and look my absolute best. I want to get some tips tho. I have decided to cut out soda, breads, red meat etc. and only eat fish, chicken, fruits, veggies, etc. I don't have much recipes if any at all. Can y'all leave some below aswell as words of encouragement and tips. Thank you all!! :) here's a before picture and I'll post some progress pics aswell.