With so many diet and weight-loss theories out there, it can be hard to differentiate between the techniques that are useful to you and the ones that are just a waste of time. The only way to know for sure is by trying them out yourself. What works for someone else might not function the same way for you, and vice versa.
Trial and error is the name of the game. Once you find a method that works, stick with it.
One piece of advice you're likely familiar with is the idea you should go to bed on an empty stomach. This approach suggests if you go to sleep on an empty stomach, you're more likely to burn fat overnight. In contrast, if you go to bed on a full stomach, your body will spend the night digesting food with no time to spare to burn any fat. In fact, you'll be more likely to gain weight as you sleep.
Based on these theories, by going to bed on an empty stomach your body will be more productive metabolically during all those hours you are fast asleep.
One fact is a certainty. If you could decide between weight loss or weight gain while you sleep, it would be a no contest decision.
Furthermore, how much truth is there to losing weight more efficiently by going to bed on an empty stomach? Well, it depends on - for instance - are you someone who eats mostly during the day, or primarily in the evenings? If you're someone who eats breakfast and a large lunch consistently, it will benefit you to go to bed on an empty stomach. You will already have consumed what your body requires during the day, so it pays to eat something light in the evenings and go to bed on an empty stomach. In your case, it would be detrimental to have another large insulin spike at the end of your day.
If you're someone who eats mostly in the evenings, however, what you decide on matters less. If you don't eat in the mornings and if your lunches are light, you're free to eat a hearty meal in the evening, even close to your bedtime. It's something you probably need to do so you're not too hungry when the morning comes around.
If you're aiming to lose weight, know eating less will always work in your favor, as long as you do so sensibly.
At the end of the day, do what you prefer and what brings you the most success. Nutritional theories are secondary to what brings you results.