Eating unconsciously at night is a habit that needs to be broken. Many people eat 25 % of their calories after dinner. This is called Night Eating Syndrome. Others get up in the middle of the night and raid the fridge.
Studies show that people with NES are 2.5 times more likely to be obese that those who don’t have the syndrome. For diabetics, nighttime eating can also cause very high blood sugar in the morning, which leads to serious complications.
My recommendation - stop all eating after dinner. If you are starved, then try a piece of fruit (1/2 banana, 1 orange or 12 grapes) or one cup of milk or yogurt. This habit is hard to change. After three nights of forcibly stopping yourself, you can prevent this habit from returning forever!