There is no need to fight nighttime food cravings if you plan for them. Every morning, take a second to budget out a post-dinner snack. By doing this, you are less likely to go over your calorie range or to succumb to eating something unhealthy. Make it a special treat that you can look forward to all day.
I usually plan for popcorn if my husband and I will watch a movie, or a granola bar if I'm doing a nighttime workout. Or, sometimes I plan for a special dessert I might be baking with my son. Remember, fail to plan, plan to fail!