Hello Holyland, Welcome to the forum. It is nice to know that you want to work out your menu and get into shape. Over weight and a bulging belly not only affects your personality but it is also detrimental for your health. Obese people are at higher risk of diseases like hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, thyroid dysfunctions, hormonal problems, stroke and many more. Getting back into shape will make you fit and also help you look stunning. Yes, you need a diet plan. Avoid food that is rich in carbohydrate, oily fatty junk food, cut on your chocolate, alcohol, soft drinks and caffeine intake. Avoid eating fried snacks, chips, buttery pastries and all type of fast food. You should eat substantial food that is rich in protein like eggs, meat, fish, beans and cereals. These will help you reduce weight and also minimize hunger pangs. Your muscles will get toned up. You should take dairy products like milk, cheese, yoghurt, etc. These will supplement your calcium intake and also improve your immunity level. You should take plenty of fresh green veggies and fruits, juices and pure hygienic water to keep yourself well hydrated, energetic and fresh. Eat food cooked in little oil, you can top it up with olive oil. Boiled and blanched food will be still better. With all these you will have to perform exercises regularly under an expert, you can perform yoga and spend some time in meditation. Every 10 days you should check out your weight, if you are doing pretty well, gift yourself a makeup kit or dress. Have a good day,take care.