For me it's more a question of what time I had the big meal. If I ate later (say 7pm or after), then I wake up STARVING. If it's earlier, it's not usually a problem (maybe more time to burn it off before bed?).
I've also noticed that if I go to bed hungry (ie stomach rumbling a little), then I'm not hungry in the morning. But if I have a bedtime snack (even just a piece of cheese), then I wake up hungry. It's weird.