The wisest advice I ever received or read was, in a nutshell, if you're not hungry, don't eat. But - don't forget to eat!
I'm not big on eating a meal before bed. I am, however, a proponent of being selective about late-night snacks. A well-known nutritionist concurred with me that a little protein, like cheese, with a little fruit for a late night snack is fine and easy on your tummy overnight.
I'm also not big on counting calories. I know there's a lot written about how well-chosen between meal snacks can help you lose weight, or manage your weight after significant loss. This is because a starved body will conserve fat from the foods you do eat. Therefore, it's important to feed your body on a regular schedule as much as possible and not wait until you feel hunger pangs. Just like drinking only when you feel thirsty, you're already hydrated and are feeling the effects. Not a good thing.
All the same, if you are counting calories, please don't let that control your life. Instead, take a look at what you ate, what your schedule was, how you felt and what exercise you've done for the day.
I hope this helps. The main thing is to learn to listen to your body.
"Life is like a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death." Auntie Mame
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