RATHER THAN HOPPING on the express train to Quitsville, why not make this your year of real changes and transformations?

Some New Year’s resolutions are too lofty and easy to break. To be successful and stick to your resolutions, you need to choose realistic goals that coincide with your everyday life—habits that can gradually and efficiently snowball into triumph.

Jordan Mazur, R.D., the coordinator of nutrition and team sports dietitian for the San Francisco 49ers, and Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., health psychologist and founder of Emotional Brain Training, have spotlighted resolutions that pave the way for success. Here’s what you should start implementing.