18 of 19
Eating Cut-Off Time
My question to you is, how do you not eat past 7:30 p.m.? I have no will power. 
— Rebecca, Park City, Illinois


"Oprah on several shows has said no eating past 7:30 p.m.," Bob Greene says. "That's what worked for her and it really has. But that's her bedtime [10 p.m.]. So it's two to three hours before bedtime and a lot of people struggle with this. Start at two hours, and then go to two and a half hours. This is about managing your day. If you say 7:30 p.m. without question and you happen on that day to stay up until midnight, you're going to have a problem, and you're going to eat near your bedtime.