Your ideal world thinking: "Eating in the evening will sabotage my weight-loss efforts. The best rule is to never eat after 7 p.m."
Real world solution: The only thing that can sabotage your weight-loss plan is eating extra calories. You can eat whatever time you want as long as you stay within your calorie limit for the day. If you enjoy an after-dinner snack, try saving some calories from earlier in the day to eat at night. Allow yourself a snack of up to 200 calories in the evening and just eat 200 fewer calories during the day.