Youâ€™ve more than likely heard that you should try to lose between 1-2 pounds/week. However, who is going to choose 1 pound/week when 2 pounds/week is safe too? Part of the problem is thinking that you actually have a choice over how fast you lose weight. On paper it looks possible to lose weight faster, but in the real world, the outcome is much different. I get a lot of questions that go something like this:More times than not, my answer isÂ yes â€“ it is possible, but itâ€™s not probable.