I don’t write my answers based on what most people are talking about.
Each and every post/article that I write is an extension of me as a person and what I do in actuality.
For example, just after 2 hours of writing this answer, I will start cooking my dinner which will look something like this:
This is easily 1200 calories.
Balanced Marco nutrient profiling:
-Complex carbs from whole wheat spaghetti (I don’t always have whole-wheat by the way)
-High Quality protein from Tuna
-Veggies sautéed in cold pressed coconut oil
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil poured over this meal
-Occasional glass of red wine (not every time…I not much of a drinker)
Since I can never have this meal in the mornings, so I have it for dinner every time, which is around 7pm (max 8pm).
I sleep by 10:00–10:30pm , so I ensure that I leave a gap of 2 hours between my dinner and my sleeping time.
That’s the only thing I take care of. So coming back to the topic,
Can eating carbs at night make you fatter?
Well, this is my full length pose at the time of writing this answer:
As you can see I am pretty LEAN and I have a goal to even cut down further.
Its a pretty common myth that eating carbs after 3 or 4pm will make you fatter.
Let me start by saying this:
-Eating more than you can burn will make you fatter
-Eating refined sugars like donuts, pastries, biscuits will increase your insulin resistance which eventually will make you fatter
-Not working out and living a sedentary lifestyle will make you fatter
-Your body is smart and knows how to regulate its metabolism based on your habitual eating patterns.
-Your body only cares about how much you eat usually in a 24 hours period, a week, or a month and regulates your weight accordingly.
Consider these studies:
This study  suggests that your metabolism varies throughout the day and is not slow at night.
You must have hear experts saying that your metabolism slows down at night, so not only avoid carbs, but also eating dinner like a pauper (and breakfast like a ‘kING’ and stuff..)
In a 1992 study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, fifty-two moderately obese adult women were randomly assigned to a weight loss program. The no-breakfast group ate two meals per day and the breakfast group ate three meals per day.
Their energy content were identical.
Fat loss was greatest among the ex-breakfast eaters who followed the breakfast skipping diet and their their maximum calories after 6pm.
I highly urge you to let go off these dogmas and myths, and eat based on your dietary preferences and what lifestyle you prefer to follow.
An yes, remember to ‘EAT LESS THAN YOUR TDEE’ this is the ONLY way to lose fat:)