I can't help but think we evolved to live off our fat stores for longer periods than people think. The whole reason we get fat is to store energy during "feast" periods, when food supplies were plentiful, and use that fat to survive during "famine" periods, especially winter. It's plausible to me that our current problems are not the urge to over eat, but the lack of naturally occurring famine periods to use up what we've stored. Deliberate occasional fasting might represent a return to a cycle we evolved to handle better than constant "feast" conditions, which we're now capable of.
I'm the same. It's much easier to not eat all day and then have a meal before going to bed. An 800-1000 calorie meal after 24 hours of not eating feels like a vastly larger meal than it otherwise would, and I fall asleep pretty easily afterward.
There's usually a couple episodes of hunger pangs during the day, and that's where you apply your will power. The hunger does actually subside in a few minutes.